Inca Dove
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General description.

The Inca Dove is a very unique looking gray bird. Each of its feathers has two gray tones. the body of the feather is a light gray and the very tip is a darker gray, giving this bird a scaly look. The Inca Dove is most often found in pairs or small flocks. It spends most of its time on the ground foraging for the seeds and grains that it eats. The Inca Dove is often found by man made resources such as birdbaths and bird feeders. This bird is monogamous and nests in trees.

Juvenile appearance.

Similar to adult but less scaly.

Flight pattern.

Direct with rapid wing beats.

Breeding habits.


Calls or song.

coe-coo or whoo-oo-whoo or "no hope" and cut-cut-ca-doo-ca-doo

Population and distribution.

Abundant. Range expanding northward.

Nesting habits.

The Inca Dove nests in trees and lays 2-7 white eggs laid in March and April.
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