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Inca Dove

Range:

Southwestern United States and south through Mexico to Costa Rica.

Habitat:

Gardens, parks, ranches, and fields.

Characteristics:

Tiny and quiet, most often seen in pairs. Small, slender with long, narrow tail. Rusty patches on and underneath wings. Has a pale, scaly appearance.

Behavior:

Ground dweller most of the daylight time.

Reproduction:

Poorly made nest like a saucer of twigs, four to twenty-five feet above the ground. Two eggs are usually laid and incubation lasts for fourteen days. The young leave the nest twelve days after hatching. At least two broods a year and sometimes up to five broods a year.

Interesting Facts:

Prosper close to human societies.

About Our Animals:

This animal is not currently in the Zoo\\\'s collection.

Inca Dove
Range
Class: aves
Genus: Scardafella
Species: inca
Length: 7 - 8 inches
Average Lifespan: 5
Wild Diet: Weed seeds and grain.
USFWS Status: Not Listed
CITES Status: Not Listed


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