Eared dove

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Eared Dove
In Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Columbiformes
Family: Columbidae
Genus: Zenaida
Species: Z. auriculata
Binomial name
Zenaida auriculata
(Marc Athanese Parfait Oeillet Des Murs, 1847)

The Eared Dove, Zenaida auriculata, is a New World tropical dove. It is seen throughout South America from Colombia to southern Argentina and Chile, and on the offshore islands from the Grenadines southwards. It appears to be partly migratory, but it may only be when it needs more food. When it lays its eggs, it builds a small stick nest several meters up in a tree.[1]

It is a close relative of the North American Mourning Dove.

References[change | change source]

  1. Cisneros-Heredia (2006)