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Location: Rocklands Bird Sanctuary, Montego Bay, Jamaica
GPS: 18.4N, -77.9W, elev=870' MAP
Date: February 15, 2015
ID : B13K7604 [4896 x 3264]

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Common Ground-dove Photo @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Hamilton, Bermuda
GPS: 32.3N, -64.7W, elev=36' MAP
Date: September 27, 2010
ID : 7C2V3070 [3888 x 2592]

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Common Ground-dove Picture @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Andros Island, Bahamas
GPS: 24.9N, -77.9W, elev=32' MAP
Date: September 26, 2011
ID : B13K8869 [4896 x 3264]

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Common Ground-dove Image @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Salton Sea, CA
GPS: 33.2N, -115.6W, elev=-232' MAP
Date: November 23, 2010
ID : B13K4602 [4896 x 3264]

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Common Ground-dove Picture @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Corpus Christi (Hazel Bazemore Park), TX
GPS: 27.9N, -97.6W, elev=55' MAP
Date: August 30, 2009
ID : 7C2V3247 [3888 x 2592]

Common Ground-dove Image @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
GPS: 22.9N, -109.9W, elev=16' MAP
Date: September 2, 2007
ID : ? [3888 x 2592]

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Common Ground-dove Image @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Salton Sea
GPS: 33.2N, -115.6W, elev=-232' MAP
Date: November 20, 2006
ID : ? [3888 x 2592]

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SPECIES INFO

The Common Ground Dove (Columbina passerina) is a small New World tropical dove. It is a resident breeder from Bermuda, through the southmost USA, Mexico and the Caribbean, to South America, and is found as far south as northern Brazil.

The Common Ground Dove inhabits scrub and other open country. It builds a flimsy stick nest in a tree and lays two white eggs. Its flight is fast and direct, with regular beats and an occasional sharp flick of the wings that are characteristic of pigeons in general.

Common Ground Doves are tiny short-tailed pigeons at 17cm. Their weight is normally about 32g (1oz). Adult birds have grey-brown back and upperwing plumage, with black spotting on their wing coverts. They have a scaly appearance to the breast and head. The tail is brown centrally, with black edges and white corners. The bill is orange, tipped black. In flight, the underwings show extensive chestnut colouration.

The adult male has a pink head, neck and breast, and a pink unscaled belly. The nape is blue. The female and juvenile are light grey where the male is pink, and have grey napes.

Common Ground Doves feed mainly on seeds, but do eat some insects. Their call is a soft cooing wha-up.



                                     




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