West Peruvian Dove

Zenaida meloda Order: Columbiformes Family: Columbidae (Pigeons and Doves)
Zenaida meloda Order: Columbiformes Family: Columbidae (Pigeons and Doves)

This lovely little dove was once considered a population of the White-winged Dove. Called the CuculĂ­ in Peru for its lovely and distinctive song, it’s also sometimes called the Pacific Dove. Well-adapted to both urbanization and agriculture, it’s expanding its range south in Chile and has even been reported across the Andes in northwestern Argentina.

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