Paloma Aurita. Zenaida Dove. Zenaida aurita.
Río Lagartos, Yucatán, México, Peninsula de Yucatan.
Several seen along road
27 July 2001
3 July 1998
Port Lucaya, Bahama
5 March 1997
The Zenaida Dove (Zenaida aurita) is a member of the bird family Columbidae, which includes doves and pigeons. It is the national bird of Anguilla, where it is commonly (but erroneously) referred to as a Turtle Dove. It lays two white eggs on a flimsy platform built on a tree or shrub. It also nests in rock crevices and on grassy vegetation if no predators are present. It has been recorded of some birds having up...