Skip to main content

Inca Dove Identification

Looking for ID Help?

Our free app offers quick ID help with global coverage.

Try Merlin Bird ID

The Four Keys to ID

  • Size & Shape

    The Inca Dove is a small and slender dove with a long, square-tipped tail and small head. It has a thin and slightly drooping bill and short legs.

    Relative Size

    Slightly larger than a Common Ground-Dove, smaller than a Mourning Dove.

    Relative Sizebetween sparrow and robinbetween sparrow and robin

    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 7.1-9.1 in (18-23 cm)
      • Weight: 1.1-2.0 oz (30-58 g)