Birds Chilling in Taos over our patio at hotel

by MaryEllen O'Brien
(Albuquerque, NM)

Taos Pudgy

Taos Pudgy

Taos Pudgy
Love birds in Taos?

We live in New Mexico, but have not seen birds like this before. Dove-like, but extremely pudgy. They were just hanging out, a couple, on an overhead wire over our patio at El Pueblo Lodge in Taos 9/28/15.

If it is a dove, are they unusual in New Mexico? Thanks!

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Oct 02, 2015
Birds Chilling in Taos
by: John

I second the motion that these are likely Mourning Doves.

I was out for a walk the past several days in Minnesota and noticed a group of Doves like this also perched in small flocks high up on power line wires near a large pond.

Possibly you are seeing migrating birds in your area that you might not ordinarily see at other times of year.

Cottage Grove, MN

Oct 01, 2015
Looks like a dove!
by: kathy

I'm from Ohio and we have a lot of Mourning Doves. This is definitely some kind of a dove and yes, he sure is pudgy! lol This website might have some information to help you identify what kind of dove it is:

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