RE: [CALBIRDS] question
- Band-tailed pigeon sounds right to me also. We have a pair that nests right
here on our campus, no doubt habituated to human presence.
Cal State University, Fullerton (Orange County, CA)
> From: Hank & Priscilla Brodkin
> Sent: Monday, July 16, 2001 08:55 AM
> To: verni
> Cc: CALBIRDS@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: Re: [CALBIRDS] question
> verni wrote:
> > While birding in the Ventana Wilderness this weekend I ran into a
> > flock of
> > doves. Their tails did not look flared or pointed like those of
> > mourning
> > doves, but were rounded with a definitive white stripe. They also had
> > a
> > white patch on their wings. They were perching in trees up in high
> > chaparral. They looked more like white-winged doves... but the map I
> > have
> > in my bird book doesn't show them as present that far north. What else
> > could they be?
> > -verni
> Why not Band-tailed Pigeons? They flock and hang around oaks for the
> acorns, their major food, and they have a pale band at the end of their
> White-winged Dove would be a rare vagrant in that area and certainly not
> in flocks.
> Hank & Priscilla Brodkin
> Carr Canyon, Cochise County, AZ
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