Common Ground-Dove

Other Names: none

Distribution: extreme southern United States south through Mexico, the Caribbean, and northern South America.

Common Ground-Dove distribution range map

Description:

Size: 15-18 cm in length with a 25-29 cm wingspan.

Plumage: Generally brownish grey above and paler below with a scaled breast and neck. The forehead and cheeks are pale pinkish, and the crown and hindneck are scaled bluish-gray. The short rounded tail has a black terminal bar thinning toward the center of the tail, and the outer tail feathers are tipped with white. At rest the wings show dark brownish bars and spots. In flight the bright rufous underwings and black-tipped rufous flight feathers of the upper wings are visible. The legs are pink, the beak is red with a black tip, and the eyes are black.

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Common Ground-Dove

Common Ground-Dove

Bill Shape
all-purpose
Eats
cracked-corn
milo
nuts
sunflower-seed
thistle
Regions
alabama
arizona
arkansas
baja california
california
colorado
connecticut
cuba
delaware
district of columbia
florida
georgia
illinois
indiana
iowa
kansas
kentucky
louisiana
maryland
massachusetts
mexico
michigan
minnesota
mississippi
missouri
nebraska
nevada
new jersey
new mexico
north carolina
nova scotia
ohio
oklahoma
ontario
oregon
pennsylvania
south carolina
south dakota
tennessee
texas
utah
virginia
wisconsin
wyoming
Tail Shape
rounded-tail
Wing Shape
rounded-wings
Sounds
hooting
Habitat
agricultural
shrubs
Urban
Grasslands
Color
sheen
brown
gray
Body Shape
pigeon
Size
small
Order
pigeons and doves - order: Columbiformes; family: Columbidae
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Bird Species