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Ruddy Ground-Dove

Columbina talpacoti

Very common in the tropics, this little dove ranges north to northern Mexico, and recently it has been showing up increasingly often in our Southwest. These visitors appear mainly in fall and often stay through the winter. They have been found at various points from southern California to southern Texas, often associating with Inca Doves.
Family Pigeons and Doves
Very common in the tropics, this little dove ranges north to northern Mexico, and recently it has been showing up increasingly often in our Southwest. These visitors appear mainly in fall and often stay through the winter. They have been found at various points from southern California to southern Texas, often associating with Inca Doves.
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Variously described as kitty-woo, per-whoop and p-ter-woo.
Audio © Lang Elliott, Bob McGuire, Kevin Colver, Martyn Stewart and others.
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