Pacific Dove (Zenaida meloda) - HBW 4, p. 161
French: Tourterelle côtière
Spanish: Zenaida Peruana
Other common names: Southern White-wing Dove
Taxonomy: Columba meloda Tschudi, 1843, Peru.
Probably more closely related to Columba than to most other members of Zenaida, but tentatively retained in this genus at present. Often considered conspecific with Z. asiatica, but important differences in vocalizations and morphology. Monotypic.
Distribution: Pacific coast of South America from SW Ecuador to N Chile (Arica S to Coquimbo).
- Least Concern Enlarge map