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Mr & Mrs Ruddy Ground Dove

La Ceja, Colombia.

 

Columbina talpacoti rufipennis

(Ruddy Ground Dove/Tortolita)

 

The Ruddy Ground Dove (Columbina talpacoti rufipennis) is a small New World tropical dove. It is found from S.E. Mexico to Colombia and Venezuela. Adult males have a pale grey head and neck, and rich rufous upperparts, black-spotted on the wing coverts. The female is grey-brown rather than rufous, and has less contrast between head and body than the male.

 

Source: Wikipedia

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Taken on December 9, 2013