Learn how your comment data is processed. I like the scaled plumage on the sides of this dove’s face. Then the bright rufus-colored primaries on the underside of the wings are visible. Proposition 207: What Happens Before Recreational Marijuana Becomes Legal In Arizona? Southeastern Arizona is often a good place to see this species, and so is Maricopa County. October 19, 2020. Change ). I learned about the Inca Dove during a project for work two years ago, but I had never seen one. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. The Inca dove or Mexican dove (Columbina inca) is a small New World dove. Nov. 2016. Their range begins as far east as Louisiana and parallels the border with Mexico all the way into California. The soft, whistled no-hope of the Inca Dove is a familiar sound in southwestern cities. The Inca dove has an average wingspan of 28.5 cm and a max wingspan of 32 cm . 7. They are quite common throughout much of Mexico. “Both males and females produce this substance in their crops (the pouch just above the stomach that birds use to store food). The walls of the crop swell with fat and proteins until the cells in the crop wall begin shedding, producing a nutritious, milky-colored secretion. When I encounter Inca Doves it has been invariably in rural areas. Inca doves are found from south-central Texas, Arizona and New Mexico south to Mexico and Costa Rica. Watch for Ruddy Ground-Doves in brushy areas with clearings (with Common Ground-Dove), farm corrals, and in grassy areas such as under mesquite bosques (perhaps with Inca Doves). Discover (and save!) Both parents incubate the eggs for about two weeks. The Inca Dove’s color is light brownish gray and has a scaled appearance on its back. It is smaller than a Mourning dove and the White-winged dove. Listen here. - identify.whatbird.com Zillow has 45 photos of this $46000 3 bed, 2.0 bath, 1285 sqft single family home located at 3664 S Inca Dove Pl built in 1984. New-Look Suns Come Out Of Bubble, Into Spotlight, Tucson Police Investigating Midtown Officer-Involved Shooting, Church And Local Bisbee Bishops Sued For Non-Reporting Of Ongoing Child Sexual Abuse, Judge To Hear GOP Chair’s Arguments About Mail-In Ballot Signature Verification. Then Friday last week, I was walking on campus with co-workers when I spotted … It next appeared at Austin in 1889 and by the early 1900s was breeding at San Antonio, New Braunfels, Austin and Waco. ( Log Out /  ( Log Out /  Free online picture and photo editing using the Inca picture, in Shutterstock Editor. Birds I've Seen Around Arizona - Inca Dove Inca Dove Originally uploaded by tomyris95. Shot along the Santa Cruz river, just outside Tubac, Arizona. I find Inca Doves to be quite beautiful, albeit subtly so. Columbina inca - Inca Dove This species is a resident across the southern U.S. from southern California and Nevada east to Louisiana and south throughout Mexico. Inca doves occur in the southwestern U.S. and most of Mexico. OBSERVATIONS ON THE INCA DOVE AT TUCSON, ARIZONA By ANDERS H. ANDERSON and ANNE ANDERSON For the past ten years the Inca Dove (Scardafella inca) has nested on or near our acre lot in the Rillito Valley, six miles northeast of Tucson, Arizona. To hear the song of the Inca Dove, click on the arrow below. In the last 9 years, this home has increased its value by 8%. To hear the song of the Inca Dove, click on the arrow below. The picture of this Inca Dove was photographed in Hereford, Arizona in the fall. That’s where I photographed this individual recently. This genus of at least 9 species is mostly tropical with only this species and the Inca Dove (C. inca) common in any part of the United States. According to Audubon, Nest sites vary, usually in trees or shrubs 5-20 feet above ground, sometimes as high as 50 feet. In these images the undersides of the dove’s wings aren’t visible, but they are a rufous color that contrasts sharply with the bird’s remaining plumage. It reaches a length of 16.5–23 cm (6.5–9.1 in) and weighs 30–58 g (1.1–2.0 oz). Do you recognize it? You may enlarge any image in this blog by clicking on it. Here are some common backyard birds you'll find in the 'Copper State'. The Inca Dove has the longest breeding season of any Arizona bird: January to November. Frequents open country with scattered trees or scrubby growth, generally in arid or semi-arid locations around cultivated areas, farmlands, parks, and gardens. That fact, plus its preference for grass and weed seeds, have made the Inca Dove the most abundant bird in southwestern urban areas, after the house sparrow. Inca Doves are year-round residents of the southernmost part of the United States. Images made with a Canon r5, Canon RF 100-500mm f4.5-7.1 IS L zoom lens+1.4x telextender, M setting (auto ISO), ISO 640, f10 @ 1/1000, -1/3 stop exposure compensation.