Identification

Dove

Mourning Dove

Mourning dove illustration
  • Grayish-brown
  • More rapid wing beat, erratic flight path than white-winged dove
  • 12 inches from tip of beak to end of tail
  • Call is a soft, inflected cooAHoo follwed by several coos
  • Black spots
  • Long, pointed tail

White-winged Dove

White-winged dove illustration
  • Grayish-brown
  • Slightly larger than mourning dove
  • Call is a soft hoohoo hoohoo with the final note descending
  • White wing patch
  • Long, moderately rounded tail

Eurasian Collard Dove

Eurasian-collared dove illustration
  • Gray
  • 15 inches from tip of beak to end of tail
  • Call is a three-par coo with similar tone to a domestic pigeon
  • Think black band on neck with white upper border
  • Long, squared tail

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