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 23 videos
A lateral view of an adult bird, scratching Locality Arizona, USA (United States) (ssp mearnsi)
Don DesJardin 30 April 2004 5 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 3 years ago 42 sec 4.3
A bird on the ground, walking and feeding. Locality Caye Caulker, Belize (ssp mearnsi)
Pieter de Groot Boersma 9 August 2005 5 years ago 23 sec 4.3
Foraging on the ground Locality Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, USA (United States) (ssp mearnsi)
Joe Angseesing 29 April 2010 23 weeks ago 32 sec 4
A casual vagrant to coastal Southern California, shown here foraging at a feeding station with mostly Yellow-headed Blackbird. Locality Ventura County, California, USA (United States) (ssp mearnsi)
Don DesJardin 9 May 2010 3 years ago 35 sec 4
A bird on a rock Locality Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico (Southern)
Juan Sanabria 1 August 2009 3 years ago 35 sec 4
PhotosSee all 40 photos
Locality Tohono Chul Park, Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, USA (United States) (ssp mearnsi)
Miriam Bauman 21 May 2009 2 years ago 4.4
An adult perched in a tree.
Locality Rondeau Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada
David Beadle 6 February 2013 14 weeks ago 4.3
Adult White-winged Dove on a flowering Saguaro Cactus
Locality Arizona, USA (United States) (ssp mearnsi)
Alex Woodruff 7 October 2011 1 year ago 4.3
Perched in a tree.
Locality Portal, Chiricahua Mountains, Cochise County, Arizona, USA (United States) (ssp mearnsi)
Ken Havard 31 March 2009 30 weeks ago 4
Perched on a palm frond.
Locality Montego Bay, Cornwall County, Jamaica (ssp asiatica)
Ken Simonite 9 January 2012 1 year ago 4
Individual on branch.
Locality San José, San José Province, Costa Rica (ssp australis)
Miriam Bauman 30 January 2011 2 years ago 4
Singing on an overhead wire Locality Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, USA (United States)
Joe Angseesing 29 April 2010 24 weeks ago 4
Perched in a tree Locality Tamarindo, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica
Joe Angseesing 3 April 2012 50 weeks ago 3
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An adult singing on a tree branch. Un adulto vocalizando sobre la rama de un árbol. Locality Cabo Rojo National Wildlife Refuge, Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico
J. Gonzalez y F. Collazo 27 November 2006 3 years ago 3