Common ground dove Columbina passerina

Identification Tips:

Adult male:

Adult female:

Similar species:

Juvenile Mourning Doves are also scaly, but are longer-tailed, lack cinnamon primaries and tend to be more extensively scaly. Inca Dove is longer-tailed, scaly on the belly and back and lacks spotting on coverts Rare Ruddy Ground-Dove lacks scaliness and has black underwing coverts.