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Holding Down the Fort: Mexican White Winged Dove

Mexican White Winged Dove on nest: Mike in Tucson Arizona Mortgage Lender

~ Keep your distance! ~

This mother on her nest is half again the size of the Mourning Doves that you're used to seeing in your neighborhood.  They migrate north from Mexico and nest in the Arizona-Sonoran Desert. 

This one has found a location where the spines of the saguaro cactus protect her from reptile predators.  Notice the featherless blue skin around the striking orange eye.  You can't see it in this photo, but the leading edges of her wings are white.

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Comment balloon 13 commentsMike Jones • July 03 2011 09:57AM
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