Inca Dove

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Inca Dove

The Inca Dove (Columbina inca) is also known as Mexican dove, this bird resides from the southwest part of United States to Costa Rica. Despite being named after the Inca Empire, this species does not occur in any of the lands that once constituted that empire. Its size is 20 cm (8 inches).

This is a small dove. It has a gray-brown body covered in feathers pale grayish, scaled with black, long and white-edged tail. Inca Dove usually lives in small groups or in pairs and largely terrestrial, and rests and sleeps in trees.

Common Name: Inca Dove
Scientific Name: Columbina inca
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