Common Ground Dove

Columbina passerina

Rufous-crowned Sparrow, Columbina passerina, © by Michael Plagens, Sept. 2010

Near Aravaca, Sta. Cruz Co., Arizona, USA, 8 July 2013.

Very small dove with reddish base of bill and scaly feathers on head. Most often seen on ground in open areas away from dense brush. Mostly restricted to areas close to the Mexican border. Food consists largely of seeds gathered from the ground.

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More Information:

Arizona Naturalist
Sycamore Canyons
The Fauna of Arizona's Sycamore Canyons


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