FIRST RECORD OF THE INCA DOVE (COLUMBINA INCA) FOR ALABAMA
On 19 April 2008, at about 1340 hrs, we spotted a small dove feeding on the ground with Blue Grosbeaks (Passerina caerulea) in the ÒmoatÓ on the southeast side of Ft. Morgan, Baldwin County, Alabama. We immediately recognized it as an Inca Dove (Columbina inca) as we have had considerable exposure to the species in the southwestern United States and Mexico. Lucy Duncan heard its distinctive cooo-coo Òno hopeÓ call almost simultaneously with the sighting. She immediately began to take photographs for documentation.
Author: Robert A. Duncan and Lucy R. Duncan
Volume Number: 54 Year Published: 2008
Issue Number: 2
Page Number: 43
Link to article: http://birdlife.aosbirds.org/2008/Vol 54 No 2 2008_p43-44.pdf
Link to the full issue of BirdLife: http://birdlife.aosbirds.org/2008/Vol 54 No 2 2008.pdf