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Sonoran Desert Birds

 

 

Common ground dove - (Columbina passerina)

Size: 6.5 inches
Overall Color: gray
Occurrence: town
Diet: seeds, insects, berries
Nest: saucerlike on ground
Field Identification: scalloped feathering on head and breast, bill red with black tip, spots on wings
Season: year-round

Common ground dove
Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Chordata (hollow nerve cord)
Subphylum: Vertebrata (backbone)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Order: Columbiformes
Family: Columbidae (doves)
Genus: Columbina
species: passerina

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