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Documentation of White-winged Dove

Observer Information

Reporter:  Nicholas Komar 
Other Observers:  Nick A. Komar; Nick A Komar spotted and identified the bird on this date; first reported by Eric DeFonso on prior dates in 2008.

Species, Date, Time and Location Information

Species:  White-winged Dove
First Date/Time:  3/18/2008
Last Date/Time: 
Duration (total time in view):  5 min
County:  Larimer
Specific Location:  Intersection of Wildwood Ct and West Lake St
Number:  1
Age:  Unknown
Sex:  Male
Plumage:  Other/Unknown


Managed landscape in residential neighborhood in the Great Plains

Viewing Conditions

Optics:  None
Distance:  30 feet
Light:  Excellent

Description of the Bird

Large, square-tailed pale brown dove with red eye, blue orbital, broad white stripe on folded wing, black and white undertail, and rich brown uppertail, and red legs.
Behaviors: Sitting in bare branches of large tree, and feeding on the ground
Call: none
Plumage: adult

Similar Species Discussion

No other North American columbiform has a white stripe on the folded wing

Resources Used


Previous Experience

Birding throughout the Americas since 1972, including many locations where White-winged Dove is abundant



Additional Information

Comments: This species is still a rare bird in Larimer County, although there seem to be 1 or 2 residents.
Time: 3:30 pm
Elevation: 5000
Other Dates: This bird has been seen intermittently at this location for several weeks, possibly months, first reported by Eric DeFonso, who is the homeowner.
Nearest Town: Fort Collins
Independent Observers: Nick A Komar spotted and identified the bird on this date; first reported by Eric DeFonso on prior dates in 2008.

Date Documentation Submitted

3/18/2008 11:04:00 PM

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