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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.

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    Measurements
    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 9.8-12.2 in (25-31 cm)
      • Weight: 3.5-8.1 oz (99-230 g)

Regional Differences

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

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