White-winged Dove Photo

By June 4, 2009Arizona, Birds

A white-winged dove (Zenaida asiatica). There were lots of these birds around Bill Forbes’ pond, making their soft coo-coo sounds. I know some people hunt dove, I wonder if these white-winged doves are on their list and whether they taste any good or not? They sure are pretty but for some reason remind me of pet-shop birds.

White-winged dove, Zenaida asiatica, Amado, Arizona

White-winged dove.
Image ID: 22918
Species: White-winged dove, Zenaida asiatica
Location: Amado, Arizona, USA

Shot at Bill Forbes’ Pond at Elephant Head, which I visited and described recently.

About Phil Colla

I am a natural history photographer. I enjoy making compelling images in the ocean, on land, and in the air. I have maintained the Natural History Photography blog since 2005 and my searchable Natural History Photography Library since 1997. Here are some tear sheets and behind the scenes views. Thanks for looking!