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White-winged Dove

(Zenaida asiatica)

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Mid-sized brownish dove with black spot on side of lace below blue-ringed eye; grayish belly; white bar on wing, seen mostly in flight; sides of tail tipped with white; male has iridescent sheen on neck; to 28cm (11in). (Paloma Aliblanca).


Lowland dry forest, northern Pacific slope; found on ground in more open areas, such as pastures, open woodlands, and forest edges.

Found in the following Parks:

Arenal Volcano National Park.
Carara National Park.
Palo Verde National Park.
Santa Rosa Nacional Park.

If you want to read about Eco-Tourism, Ecology, Behavior, Breeding and more of Costa Ricas' Fauna, we recommend to buy the Travelers' Wildlife Guide of Costa Rica by Les Beletzky (or Belesky) with beautiful illustrations by Davis Dennis. This priceless guide is our constant companion, when we travel around Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua.
To buy the complete book visit Interlink Books

The team of Discovery Travel World wishes you the best of times in our little paradise called Costa Rica.

White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica), Costa Rica