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Inca Dove (Columbina inca)
inca dove

DESCRIPTION: L=8.25" (21cm), smallest of the three doves spotlit here. Sexes similar. Overall grayish with scalloped appearance. In flight, wings are rust-colored (and rusty-sounding).
CALL:
sounds like a repeated "no hope."
NATURAL HISTORY: Usually found associated with human habitations, and is one of the most urban birds we have in Tucson. Diet mostly seeds. Breeds almost all year (Jan-Nov). May be very aggressive with each other at food sources (e.g., bird feeders). See Dove Natural History for more.

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inca dove in palo verde note rufous color under wings