Inca dove

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(Zool.) a small dove (Scardafella inca), native of Arizona, Lower California, and Mexico.

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She identified an Inca dove, but I missed it; a New Yorker in the group pulled up a picture on his iPad.
The scaly birds moving their heads up and down like sewing machines, pecking the ground, were Inca doves.
West Nile virus-species infection rates among 248 culture-positive dead birds collected in Harris County, Texas, January 2003-March 2004 Common name Scientific name Total tested Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata 376 American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos 23 Loggerhead Shrike Lanius ludovicianus 14 House Sparrow Passer domesticus 119 Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottus 99 Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura 278 Rock Dove Columba livia 48 Inca Dove Columbina inca 38 Great-crested Flycatcher Myiarchus crinitus 1 Carolina Chickadee Parus carolinensis 3 Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor 2 Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula 84 Orchard Oriole Icterus spurius 3 American Goldfinch Carduelis tristis 1 Common name No.
The fish- and insect-eating great kiskadee, the tiny Inca dove and even the shy, turkeylike plain chachalaca have all taken up residence in towns.
In this paper, we document kleptoparasitism by Inca doves (Columbina inca) on red harvester ants (Pogonomyrmex barbatus).
We observed seven incidents of kleptoparasitism of Inca doves on red harvester ants over five different dates (Table 1).
When present, Inca doves took an estimated average of 19% of all the food items brought into the nest by Pogonomyrmex.
Inca doves are facultative kleptoparasites of red harvester ants.
Birds we saw by Boggy Creek: Barred owl staring at us at dusk from a decrepit black walnut tree Red tail hawk in a sycamore: the first sighting ever was just after we heard Robert Creeley had died Nest of Night Herons Grackles always--also Inca doves, Goldfinch, Ruby Throated Hummingbirds and Nashville Warblers
Common Ground-Doves were first recorded in Colorado in 1937, in Wyoming in 1972; Inca Doves in Colorado by 1961 but not yet in Wyoming.