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White-tipped Dove Identification

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The Four Keys to ID

  • Size & Shape

    A portly dove with a small head, short, rounded tail, and short legs.

    Relative Size

    Larger than a Mourning Dove, smaller than a Rock Pigeon.

    Relative Sizerobin sizedrobin-sized

    • Both Sexes

Regional Differences

Ornithologists recognize between 12 and 14 subspecies that stretch from Texas south to Uruguay, but plumage differences among them are very subtle.