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    White-tipped Dove

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    White-tipped Dove

    Leptotila verreauxi
    • ORDER: Columbiformes
    • FAMILY: Columbidae
    Basic Description

    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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    Other Names
    • Paloma Arroyera (Spanish)
    • Colombe de Verreaux (French)
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