White wing doves

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  1. marlingardener

    marlingardener Strong Ash

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    We have White wings visiting our feeder. A few years ago they were considered endangered, so Texas Parks and Wildlife had an employee that dedicated his time and expertise to studying the demise the White wings. Unfortunately for him, the White wings did just fine on their own, and are now numerous, so he had to find another research opportunity.
    Here are two White wings on a branch in our back yard, ready to drop down on the platform feeder.
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    They are called White wings because of the white feathers lining their wings. Makes sense, doesn't it?
     
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  3. Jewell

    Jewell Incorrigible Gardener Plants Contributor

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    Great photo. An interesting recovery for the native white wing doves. Wish a few of our local species were as lucky.
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    What handsome birds. I'm so glad they have recovered and are now numerous.
     
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    Great photo, I have not heard of them, they are a nice looking bird.
     



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    We have ring necks, mourning doves and common ground doves but haven`t seen white wings !! Maybe I should pay more attention !!
     
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    Kildale Nature's Window

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    We have the European Collared Dove and the Rock Dove.

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  8. Jerry Sullivan

    Jerry Sullivan Garden Experimenter Plants Contributor

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    All around the country birds find their nitche. Some expand to cover a wide area while others are often limited by geographic and climatic barriers. Thank you Jane for the 'white wing' dove picture. I will show it to our Mourning Doves that eat at our seed feeder each morning. This should be interesting.....flat birds that don't eat. More later.

    Jerry
     
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    Chuckle Jerry. We get mourning gives at our feeders too. No white on their wings. Gentle creatures.
     
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    Beautiful
     
  11. marlingardener

    marlingardener Strong Ash

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    Jerry, we get Mourning doves and the Eurasian collared doves, also. One infrequent but very welcome visitor is the Inca dove, who is smaller than the above mentioned and looks to have scallops on its wings.
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    Very pretty bird - the Inca Dove
     
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    Ditto. Very pretty. Good description of the wings.
     

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