The little Ground Dove, Columbigallina passerina passerina, diminutive relative of the Mourning Dove, is a typical bird of the coastal plains of the deep south. In Alabama, these small doves are usually limited to the lower third of the State, from the Black Belt southward, but sometimes they get an itching foot, or wing, and a case of wanderlust.
Author: Thomas Z. Atkeson
Volume Number: 3 Year Published: 1955
Issue Number: 1-2
Page Number: 5
Link to article: http://birdlife.aosbirds.org/1955/Vol 3 No. 1, 2_1955_p5-6.pdf
Link to the full issue of BirdLife: http://birdlife.aosbirds.org/1955/Vol 3 No. 1, 2_1955.pdf