19 January, 2010

Inca Dove

Scientific Name: Columbina Inca

Population Estimate: 1.9M

Range / Habitat:   It ranges from the southwestern United States and Mexico through Central America to Costa Rica; the Inca Dove only lives on the Pacific side of Central America. Despite being named after the Inca Empire, this species does not occur in any of the lands that constituted that region. Occurs from Oklahoma, Texas, and southern New Mexico and Arizona south through much of Central America.

Field Notes: The Inca Dove (Columbina inca) is a small New World dove; it might belong to the genus. The Inca Dove is grayish-brown with heavy, gray or black scaling or scallops over most of its plumage. The tail is long, and the eyes of adults are red. In flight, shows reddish primaries. Males have a pale face and darker scaling than females.

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