White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica)
Subject: Re: specified pics - Mourning Dove (5)
Date: Tue, 09 Sep 1997 07:32:42 -0500
San Antonio, Texas USA
Date: Thu Sep 23 23:21:22 KST 1999
File To Comment: animal2/MourningDove_05-Sitting_on_Branch.jpg
To whom it may concern:
I believe this is a picture of a white-wing dove, not a mourning dove.
This bird does not have the markings of a mourning dove, but it does
have some that are characteristic to a white-wing dove. These include
the white stripe at the bottom of the wing and the blue tint around
the eye. Its overall appearance is a smooth grey where a mourning dove
is brownish in spots and also has dark spots on it. This bird also has
a squared off tail which is characteristic of a white-wing dove.