- 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.
- The oldest recorded White-tipped Dove was at least 9 years, 1 months old when it was recaptured and rereleased during banding operations in Texas in 2016. It had been banded in the same state in 2008.
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.
White-topped Dove is not on the 2016 State of North America's Birds Watch List. Partners in Flight estimates a global breeding population of 20 million with 7% living in Mexico. They can sometimes be found in the far south of Texas, where they may be declining. The species rates an 8 out of 20 on the Continental Concern Score.