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White-Winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica)
white-winged dove

DESCRIPTION: L=11.5" (29cm). Sexes similar. Overall brown with shorter, rounded tail compared to long, pointed tail of Mourning Dove. When perched, notice white edge to wings which become a white wing patches in flight.
SONG/CALL: Has two major calls, one sounds like "Who cooks for who?", the other is a series of coos.
NATURAL HISTORY: Most are migratory, moving in from Mexico during the spring and summer (although some individuals stay year-round). White-winged doves are an important pollinator and seed disperser for the saguaro. Besides nectar and fruit, will feed on berries and seeds. See Dove Natural History for more.

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on top of saguaro white-winged dove shows white wing patch