Friday, June 27, 2014

Common Ground-Dove

Apparently I have never posted anything about Common Ground-Doves. My previous photographs, taken in Florida and Texas, have not been stellar. This photo, taken this February at a feeder near Edinburg, Texas, is the best of the lot.

This dove is one of the smallest in North America. It is found across the southern United States through northern South America. It loves scrubland, but also is found in suburban habitats. Numbers of North American Common Ground-Doves are declining. Habitat loss to human development and fire suppression and resultant loss of early-succession habitat have been suggested as reasons for this drop in numbers (Bowman 2002).

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