Photography : Birds : White-Winged Dove

A white winged dove idles on a tree branch on NMSU campus. I like the subtle coloring of the dove (umber, brown, and gray), contrasts with the bold colors (black, white, blue, and a mad red eye). These doves are an invasive species that pushed out most of the native mournig doves. Mourning doves are smaller and shy compared to the brawny, gregarious, and astoundingly stupid white-winged doves. White-winged doves also breed nearly all year long, so there are always squabs to feed, as shown in the bottom image.


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