Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Z is for Zenaida Macroura, April 30, 2020

2020 A to Z Challenge!
Z is for Zenaida Asiatica.
Also known as the White-winged Dove.
In order to utilize the "Z" I had to use
this bird's scientific name!


Originally a bird of desert thickets, the White-winged Dove has become a common sight in cities and towns across the southern U.S. When perched, this bird’s unspotted brown upperparts and neat white crescents along the wing distinguish it from the ubiquitous Mourning Dove. In flight, those subdued crescents become flashing white stripes worthy of the bird’s common name. Take a closer look and you’ll see a remarkably colorful face, with bright-orange eyes and blue “eye shadow.”

 To learn more about this lovely bird
visit this website. You can also
hear their calls on that site. Enjoy!
And oh! before I forget...thanks to everyone who visited and commented ever so nicely on my 2020 A to Z blog! Cheers and I hope you have a lovely and healthy year!


  1. In flight, that's a stunner.

    Congratulations on getting through the A to Z!

  2. So lovely and so easy to distinguish from mourning doves. Good to remember. I've enjoyed your posts on some interesting winged marvels this month.

  3. It's pretty how those white crescents show when they fly. I would have thought it was a mourning dove. Or, as my daughter used to call them, "day owls."

  4. Scientific names have their uses! A beautiful bird with which to end your flight.

    Z is for ...

  5. Wow, those white feathers are very pretty! Sweet bird with a great scientific name ;)) I enjoyed a lot your posts, and birds, congratulations for this lovely challenge!
    Z is for Zakka

  6. I enjoyed learning about different birds every day!

    Congratulations on completing the A-Z challenge!!

    Z is for Zeal

  7. Hooray for completing the A-Z! I enjoyed your theme. And thanks for being such a faithful visitor to my blog, as well.
    Black and White (Words and Pictures)

  8. Congratulations on completing the challenge! Thank you for your posts, I enjoyed learning more about these birds :)

    The Multicolored Diary

  9. Toffee the cat says: I hate pigeons. Doves. Cooing things. The old woman says congratulations on completing the A to Z Challenge. She's loved visiting your blog and will continue to do so.
    Not So Sweet Toffee

  10. Excellent birds. Congratulations on reaching z.

    I hope you and yours are staying safe and healthy during this difficult time.

    J Lenni Dorner~ Co-host of the #AtoZchallenge, Debut Author Interviewer, Reference& Speculative Fiction Author

  11. Hi Kathe, thanks for your visit to my blog, much appreciated. We don't have that pigeon sort over here, but I love our wood pigeons, they are lovely. Have a great day, hugs, Valerie

  12. Kathe,

    Congrats on finishing the A2Z Challenge. 👏 It was a busy April for us all, wasn't it? My uncle used to raise doves when I was a small kid. Actually, what he raised was carrier pigeons. I get those two mixed up all the time. They do look a lot alike. Are they related?

    Now that the challenge is behind us, it's time to relax! 😉

  13. What a lovely dove. My husband and I have a Ring-necked dove named Norton. He's almost 30 years old. He lives in an aviary my husband built for him. He knows his name, and "Eat your food," and a few other phrases. He prefers to live alone-we had 2 males to begin with and he murdered his friend-so he's been in solitary confinement ever since. We did try another bird once-nope. He's exteremly happy with his humans and a few mirrors. We have visited Cornell's Lab many times and walked the trails. Great place. Love your blog-I am a long-time bird lover.

  14. I would have thought that was a mourning dove. I have a lot to learn about birds. Mourning doves are common where I live in upstate New York. Alana

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  16. A beautiful dove. I think I have seen it somewhere. Just don´t remember on which trip :)