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 25 videos
A lateral view of an adult bird, scratching Locality Arizona, USA (United States) (ssp mearnsi)
Don DesJardin 30 April 2004 6 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 4 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 6 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 35 weeks ago 17 sec 4
Foraging on the ground Locality Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, USA (United States) (ssp mearnsi)
Joe Angseesing 29 April 2010 1 year 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
PhotosSee all 48 photos
a bird watching the photographer (Tambor, Nicoya Peninsula)
Locality Gulf of Nicoya, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica (ssp australis)
rainer seifert 10 March 2008 48 weeks ago 4.4
Locality Tohono Chul Park, Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, USA (United States) (ssp mearnsi)
Miriam Bauman 21 May 2009 3 years ago 4.3
An adult perched in a tree.
Locality Rondeau Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada
David Beadle 6 February 2013 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 2 years ago 4.3
Perched on a wood sign
Locality Zapotitlán Salinas Botanic Garden, Zapotitlán Salinas, Puebla State, Mexico (Northern) (ssp mearnsi)
César Tejeda 27 July 2012 14 weeks ago 4.1
Bird photographed from a blind in the park.
Locality Pedernales Falls State Park, Blanco County, Texas, USA (United States) (ssp Z. a. asiatica)
SergioPorto 19 May 2013 21 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 7 weeks ago 3.7
Song Locality Teotitlán del Valle, Oaxaca State, Mexico (Southern)
Peter Boesman 20 March 2001 7 weeks ago 3.7
Singing on an overhead wire Locality Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, USA (United States)
Joe Angseesing 29 April 2010 1 year ago 3.7
Perched in a tree Locality Tamarindo, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica
Joe Angseesing 3 April 2012 1 year 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 4 years ago 3