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West Peruvian Dove

Zenaida meloda

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Common and conspicuous dove of desert lowlands and foothills. Found in wide range of open and semiopen habitats from town streets and gardens to farmland and palm oases; range expanding rapidly south. Feeds on ground and in trees, sometime with smaller and plainer Eared Dove. Bold white wing band and broad white tail corners are distinctive; also note the violet-blue eyering. Mournful cooing song commonly heard all day long year-round.

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