Ruddy Ground-Dove (Columbina talpacoti), Oxbow CG, La Paz County
This Ruddy Ground-Dove was
found by Judy Crawford on 2 September 2015 and photographed by
Judy on 03 and 05 September.
This species is rare and local in the state,
primarily in late fall and winter to southeastern
Arizona and the Phoenix area; casual in La Paz County.
There are relatively few September or August reports,
which have mainly been from certain areas of
southeastern Arizona in the early 2000s, where and when
the species bred.
This female Ruddy
Ground-Dove is similar to a Common Ground-Dove, but note
black marks on the scapulars; a clean, unstreaked head
and breast; and an all-gray bill.
03 September 2015, photo by Judy Crawford
05 September 2015, photo by Judy CrawfordAll photos are copyrighted© by photographer
Submitted on 05 September 2015