Monday, May 7, 2012

White-tipped Dove

Another south Texas specialty Erika and I found at Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge was the White-fronted Dove. Found across much of South America and Mexico, this dove is terrestrial. The species usually forages alone or in pairs and is is more often heard than seen.  This dove favors heavy vegetation, typically flying only short distances. Despite being a relatively common gamebird across its range, ornithologists know relatively little about White-fronted Dove biology (Hogan 1999). They are nonmigratory residents in Texas.

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