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La Guajira, Colombia
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Columbiformes > Columbidae

Scaled Dove

Columbina squammata

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Identification

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Distinctive pale gray dove with black feather edges giving a scaly appearance. In flight has striking rufous flight feathers and a tricolored (black, gray, and white) tail. The song is an easily remembered continuous repetition of “pow-co-pow". Very common; found in open areas, forest edges, grasslands, and urban areas.

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