White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica) - HBW 4, p. 161
French: Tourterelle à ailes blanches
Spanish: Zenaida Aliblanca
Other common names: Singing/Mesquite Dove, White-wing
Taxonomy: Columba asiatica Linnaeus, 1758, Jamaica.
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. meloda, but important differences in vocalizations and morphology. Validity of race australis requires critical evaluation; coloration highly variable, and birds from Veracruz and Costa Rica were found to be indistinguishable. Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- mearnsi (Ridgway, 1915) - Baja California, S Arizona and New Mexico S to Guerrero and Puebla (SC Mexico); also Tres Marias Is (off CW Mexico).
- asiatica (Linnaeus, 1758) - lower Rio Grande Valley (Texas) S to Isthmus of Tehuantepec, S on both slopes through Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador to Nicaragua; also S Bahamas through Cuba, Jamaica and Hispaniola to Puerto Rico; Grand Cayman, San Andrés and Providencia.
- australis (J. L. Peters, 1913) - W Costa Rica to W Panama.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 26 videos
A lateral view of an adult bird, scratching Locality Arizona, USA (United States) (ssp mearnsi)
Don DesJardin 30 April 2004 7 years ago 15 sec 4.5
A bird perched, preening itself. Locality Pantanos del Usumacincta, Chiapas State, Mexico (Southern) (ssp asiatica)
Josep del Hoyo 13 April 2009 5 years ago 42 sec 4.3
An adult and a chick perched in the same tree. Locality ZooMAT, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas State, Mexico (Southern) (ssp asiatica)
Josep del Hoyo 27 March 2009 5 years ago 34 sec 4.3
A bird on the ground, walking and feeding. Locality Caye Caulker, Belize (ssp mearnsi)
Pieter de Groot Boersma 9 August 2005 7 years ago 23 sec 4.3
An adult perched on a cactus Locality Santa Catalina Island, Bahia de Loreto National Park, Baja California Sur State, Mexico (Northern) (ssp mearnsi)
Greg Baker 16 April 2013 2 years ago 17 sec 4
Foraging on the ground Locality Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, USA (United States) (ssp mearnsi)
Joe Angseesing 29 April 2010 2 years ago 32 sec 4
PhotosSee all 64 photos
Bird photographed from a blind in the park.
Locality Pedernales Falls State Park, Blanco County, Texas, USA (United States) (ssp asiatica)
SergioPorto 19 May 2013 1 year ago 4.6
Locality Costa Rica
Paul Cools 5 March 2015 8 weeks ago 4.5
Adult feeding on Saguaro.
Locality Saguaro National Park East District, Pima County, Arizona, USA (United States) (ssp mearnsi)
Oliver Fowler 28 June 2014 28 weeks ago 4.4
White-winged Dove eating the Saguaro cactus fruit.
Locality Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, USA (United States) (ssp mearnsi)
LauraStafford 15 June 2013 43 weeks ago 4.4
Male of a pair captured in a live trap
Locality Arlington, Tarrant County, Texas, USA (United States)
Bill Dixon 9 March 2014 1 year ago 4.3
Adult White-winged Dove on a flowering Saguaro Cactus
Locality Arizona, USA (United States) (ssp mearnsi)
Alex Woodruff 7 October 2011 3 years ago 4.3
SoundsSee all 7 recordings
A bird singing. Locality Guácimo, Limón Province, Costa Rica
Peter Boesman 24 March 2010 48 weeks ago 4
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Long song Locality Patagonia Lake State Park, Patagonia, Santa Cruz County, Arizona, USA (United States)
Peter Boesman 17 February 2007 1 year ago 3.7
Song Locality Teotitlán del Valle, Oaxaca State, Mexico (Southern)
Peter Boesman 20 March 2001 1 year ago 3.7
Singing on an overhead wire Locality Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, USA (United States)
Joe Angseesing 29 April 2010 2 years ago 3.3
An individual singing. Locality Guácimo, Limón Province, Costa Rica
Peter Boesman 24 March 2010 48 weeks ago 3
Perched in a tree Locality Tamarindo, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica
Joe Angseesing 3 April 2012 3 years ago 3