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Inca Dove

(Columbina inca)

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Small pale gray dove with black linings on feathers that yields a scaled appearance; longish tail with white edges; reddish brown wing patches seen in flight; to 20cm (8 in). (Tortolita Colilarga, Tortolita).


Low and middle elevations, northern Pacific slope; found usually on the ground in open areas such as pastures, fields, lawns, woodland clearings, and forest edges.

Found in the following Parks:

Carara National Park.
Manuel Antonio National Park.
Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve (Fotos).
Palo Verde National Park.
Santa Rosa Nacional Park.

If you want to read about Eco-Tourism, Ecology, Behavior, Breeding and more of Costa Ricas' Fauna, we recommend to buy the Travelers' Wildlife Guide of Costa Rica by Les Beletzky (or Belesky) with beautiful illustrations by Davis Dennis. This priceless guide is our constant companion, when we travel around Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua.
To buy the complete book visit Interlink Books

The team of Discovery Travel World wishes you the best of times in our little paradise called Costa Rica.

Inca Dove (Columbina inca), Costa Rica