3 Different Types Of Doves In My Backyard

Eurasian Collared Dove

Eurasian Collared Dove

Mourning Dove

Mourning Dove

Inca Dove

Inca Dove

This is the first year that I have seen 3 different types of Doves (Eurasian-Collared Dove, Mourning Dove and Inca Dove) showing up at my backyard feeder at the same time. I have been trying to get a photo of them all together but no luck yet.

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11 Comments

  1. Nathan B March 16, 2011 at 5:23 am #

    Very cool, those Inca Doves are sharp looking birds!

  2. Steve March 16, 2011 at 5:25 am #

    Nice comparison!! and great shots.

  3. Steve Creek March 16, 2011 at 5:27 am #

    Thanks Nathan and Steve! It has been a great surprise seeing the Inca Dove here in my part of Arkansas.

  4. Out walking the dog March 16, 2011 at 5:53 am #

    Inca is beautiful, although I’m also very fond of Mourning doves, common as they are. Not sure I’ve seen the Eurasian. If I have, in my ignorance, I may have just assumed it was an unusual Mourning dove. Have to pay better attention!

  5. Maria Rosa March 16, 2011 at 7:00 am #

    I agree with Steve on the nice comparison. I love that Inca dove. The feather pattern is incredible.

  6. Terri Jacobson March 16, 2011 at 7:51 am #

    I think doves are so beautiful. These are wonderful images.

  7. Judi March 16, 2011 at 11:03 am #

    I love the mourning dove, they are so gentle and comforting, but I have to say that Inca Dove is incredible, I’ve seen them sculpted in stone & your pic shows they are real, not just an artists take on a dove. The feather pattern look like armor plating.

  8. cindyzlogic March 16, 2011 at 3:53 pm #

    Wonderful images of all 3 species!! I’ll need to watch for the Inca Dove. We have lots of the other 2 species…very beautiful, sweet birds.

  9. Pakrat April 21, 2011 at 6:40 pm #

    Took these pictures today in Arizona, seen a lot of doves but don’t think I ever seen these before. Took pictures out of the truck window. Looks like Eurasian Collard doves.

    http://www.pbase.com/pakrat/3_unusual_doves-eurasian_collard

  10. Steve Creek April 21, 2011 at 7:21 pm #

    Pakrat, that link didn’t work for me but I was able to see your photos after digging a little deeper on your site. Those do look like Eurasian’s to me.

  11. lil_lily247 May 5, 2014 at 12:32 pm #

    this page has helped me on a research paper im doing on doves thank you so much steve for making this site it’s a lot of help

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