3 Different Types Of Doves In My Backyard

By | March 16, 2011
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.

Author: Steve Creek

An Arkansas-based wildlife photographer specializing in the wildlife found in Arkansas and Oklahoma. Steve’s images are created from his overwhelming passion for being outdoors with cameras in tow.

0 thoughts on “3 Different Types Of Doves In My Backyard

  1. Steve Creek Post author

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

  2. Out walking the dog

    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!

  3. Maria Rosa

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

  4. Judi

    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.

  5. cindyzlogic

    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.

  6. Steve Creek Post author

    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.

  7. lil_lily247

    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