white streak on wing margin; creamy bodied (Arizona, USA; 2006-05-28)

White-winged Dove
Zenaida asiatica

Native Range: North America and Middle America

Notes: a distinctive dove of brushy habitats and suburbs in deserts and other arid regions; song a soothing cooing of "who-cooks-for-you"; no sexual dimorphism.

squared-off tail, unlike Mourning Dove (Arizona, USA; 2006-05-28)

pink legs; blue eye-ring; red iris (Arizona, USA; 2006-05-28)

black mark on side of face (Arizona, USA; 2006-05-28)

white tail band and white slashes across wings (Arizona, USA; 2006-05-28)

sitting on its loosely built stick nest (California, USA; 2008-03-23)

white patterns are most evident in flight (Arizona, USA; 2006-05-28)

posing for a portrait (Costa Rica; 2008-11-07)

posing for a portrait on a saquaro cactus (Arizona, USA; 2008-11-07)

posing for a portrait on a cholla cactus (Arizona, USA; 2008-11-07)