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White-tipped Dove

Leptotila verreauxi ORDER: COLUMBIFORMES FAMILY: COLUMBIDAE

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

A secretive bird of the Neotropics, the White-tipped Dove reaches the northern edge of its range in southern Texas. It spends most of its time foraging inconspicuously on the ground, occasionally bursting into the air with noisy wingbeats and distinctive flashes of chestnut color under the wings.

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Appearance

Doves
Doves
Typical Voice

Adult Description

  • Medium-sized bird; large dove.
  • Small head.
  • Brown back.
  • Pale underparts.
  • Medium-long square tail, with white corners.

Immature Description

Juvenile has dark eyes, show some buffy scaling on upperparts, and lacks iridescence.

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    White-tipped Dove

     
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    White-tipped Dove

     
    • © Nick Dean, Santa Ana NWR, Texas, September 2011
  • Adult

    White-tipped Dove

    Adult
    • © Laura Erickson, Texas, February 2013

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