White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica)
One of the 14 native doves to North America, the white-winged dove is one of the larger species and is rapidly spreading out of its native range in the desert of the American Southwest, Mexico, Central American and the Caribbean northward into American cities as it adapts to encroaching human development and disappearing natural habitat. These gorgeous doves are easy to spot with the white edges of their wings and the bright blue area around the eyes. This one was found and photographed new Weslaco Texas, in the Lower Rio Grande Valley near the Mexican border.
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Animalia, Aves, Chordata, Columbidae, Columbiformes, Estero Llano Grande State Park, Hidalgo County, RGV, Rio Grande Valley, Texas, Weslaco, Zenaida, Zenaida asiatica, animal, bird, birdwatching, fauna, fowl, gray, grey, natural, nature, ornithology, passerine, songbird, vertebrate, white, white-winged dove, wild, wildlife, winter
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