Adult (White-tipped) © Darren Clark eBird S65723984 Macaulay Library ML 215052271
Adult (brasiliensis Group) © Anselmo d'Affonseca
Adult (brasiliensis Group) © Stephen Gast
Adult (White-tipped) © Tyler Ficker
Adult (White-tipped) © Kevin Pero
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Adult (White-tipped) © Ruth Danella
Adult (White-tipped) © Tom Murray
Habitat © Jack Esworthy IV

White-tipped Dove Leptotila verreauxi

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Plump, pale, ground-dwelling dove with pink legs. Widespread and common throughout Middle and South America, from Texas to Argentina. Namesake white tips on outer tail feathers more extensive than other closely related species. Paler than other relatives such as Gray-chested or Gray-headed Doves, especially on the neck and belly, with less contrasting gray or rufous tones. Found in a variety of wooded habitats; more likely to be found in disturbed or scrubby areas than congeners, but also occurs within mature forest. Occasionally visits bird feeders, but otherwise shy and difficult to see well. Listen for low cooing song, starting with a short introductory hoot followed by a longer hollow note.