adult; no sexual dimorphism (Arizona, USA; 2006-05-27)

Inca Dove
Scardafella inca

Native Range: North America and Middle America

Notes: small slender dove with long square tail and 'scaly' plumage.

only adults have the scaly look (Arizona, USA; 2006-05-27)

forages on ground near lawns and gardens (Texas, USA; 2006-04-03)

dorsal view; the bird seems to hug the ground (Arizona, USA; 2012-04-28)