Common Ground Dove

General description.

The Common Ground Dove is known as tame, often not flying away until almost stepped upon. The Common Ground Dove bird is most often found walking on the ground foraging for the seeds and insects. In the morning and late afternoon, the Common Ground Dove is often found on quiet roadsides. The Common Ground Dove has a scaly appearance, with blue, black, pink, and brown tones and pink or yellow feet and legs. And of course can be recognized by the common pigeon-like head bob. During breeding season, this bird is monogamous and may mate for life. A pair pf Common Ground Doves will nest in a variety of places, but most commonly this bird nests on the ground. The female lays 2-3 white eggs and the pair raises the young. A pair raises 2-4 broods per year. The Common Ground Dove population has been declining recently.

Juvenile appearance.

Less scaling than adult.

Flight pattern.


Breeding habits.


Calls or song.

coo-oo or woo-oo and wah-up

Population and distribution.


Nesting habits.

The Common Ground Dove nests on the ground, in shrubs, and in trees and lays 2-3 white eggs March.

Buying feeders.

Will eat seeds from platform feeders.
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