Photography of Birds – Set # 101

Set # 101

West Peruvian Dove

West Peruvian Dove

West Peruvian Dove

Specimens are brownish-gray above and gray below, with a bold white wing patch that appears as a brilliant white crescent in flight and is also visible at rest. Adults have a bright blue (almost indigo), featherless patch of skin around each eye. The legs and feet of adults are red, but unlike Z. asiatica, their eyes are brown. Both sexes are similar, but juveniles have a lighter color than adults, they do not have blue eye rings, and their legs and feet are brownish-pink.

Croaking Ground Dove

Croaking Ground Dove

Croaking Ground Dove

It is found in western Ecuador, Peru and far northern Chile. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, subtropical or tropical moist shrubland, subtropical or tropical high-altitude shrubland, and heavily degraded former forest.

© HJ Ruiz – Avian101

16 thoughts on “Photography of Birds – Set # 101

    • I’ve seen many of these through the years, they actually sound like a toad (croaking toad). No kidding!. The other dove (top photo) chants “coo-coo-lee” the native language (Inca) named it “cuculi” I hope it will help you answer your question. Thank you, D. 🙂

  1. What fascinating-looking doves! Thanks for all the information, HJ. I have been enjoying all your posts over the past few months but haven’t had time to comment. I’m nearly caught-up with my blog reading now, so should be commenting more regularly on your beautiful posts. 🙂

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