curious bird watcher

by Mary Tolbert
(Floyd, Virginia)

white and buff, small head, beak is small, defined jawline, feet and beak are orange, larger than the gray doves we have, tail drags the ground, top of head is smooth, crown is a little pointed, back is not smooth looks wavy, legs are short.

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Mar 18, 2013
So it looks like a dove? NEW
by: GaryE

You seem to be implying that it looks like a dove is that correct?

According to my bird books the only doves which are usually seen in our area (I am north of DC so we can not be more than about 270 miles apart ;-) ) are Mourning Doves and Rock Doves (aka Pigeons). Other than that I have no clue. I need a little more to go on if that does not help.

Take a look at http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/search.aspx and try searching for mourning Doves and take a look at similar species and see if you can find something that matches and go from there.

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