- 9.8–12.2 in
- 3.5–8.1 oz
- White-fronted Dove (English)
- Colombe de Verreaux (French)
- Paloma arroyera (Spanish)
- The White-tipped Dove is more aggressive than other doves, often chasing other White-tipped Doves while foraging on the ground.
- Unlike other doves and pigeons, the White-tipped Dove keeps its nest extremely clean.
- As many as 13 or 14 subspecies of White-tipped Dove are recognized across its range.
Found in riparian areas, open woodlands, coffee and banana plantations, gardens, and fields.
Seeds, fruits, and some invertebrates.
- Clutch Size
- 1–3 eggs
- Egg Description
- Cream-colored and unmarked.
- Condition at Hatching
- Naked except for bristly feather tips. Bill is pinkish brown with a black band and a white tip.
A shallow bowl of thick twigs, placed in low tree.
Forages on the ground. Sometimes visits feeders.
May be declining in Texas.
- Hogan, K. M. 1999. White-tipped Dove (Leptotila verreauxi). In The Birds of North America, No. 436 (A. Poole and F. Gill, eds.). The Birds of North America, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.