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  • Spanish
    • Paloma peruana
  • Scientific Names
    • Zenaida meloda
  • English
    • Pacific Dove
    • West Peruvian Dove

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What

West Peruvian Dove Zenaida meloda

Observer

loarie

Date

February 1, 2014

Photos / Sounds

What

Pacific Dove (Zenaida meloda) Zenaida meloda

Observer

jimsteamer

Date

January 25, 2013

Place

Ica Peru (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Pacific Dove Zenaida meloda

Observer

xenospingus

Date

June 10, 2012

Description

Found without organs, near of highway, preyed and eaten.

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Description from Wikipedia

The West Peruvian Dove (Zenaida meloda) was first described in 1843 by the Swiss naturalist Johann Jakob Baron von Tschudi. It is closely related to the North American White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica), but is now considered a separate species by ornithologists due to genetic and behavioral differences. Specimens are brownish-gray above and gray below, with a bold white wing patch that appears as a brilliant white crescent in flight and is also visible at rest. Adults...

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Conservation Summary

    Source: BirdLife International (2011) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/07/2011.