adult male showing scakling on top of head (California, USA; 2007-02-04)

Common Ground Dove
Columbina passerina

Native Range: North America ans Latin America

Notes: sparrow-sized stocky body with stubby rounded wings that flash rufous in flight; little sexual dimorphism.

female, ventral view (Dominican Republic; 2006-12-13)

female, dorsal view (California, USA; 2007-02-04)

group (California, USA; 2007-02-04)