PDA

View Full Version : What kind of dove/ pigeon is this (dead bird photo inside)


Casual_Shooter
12-03-2010, 8:30 PM
So our cat brings us her kills and sets them by the door for us to inspect in the morning.

This morning, I found this bird and have never seen a pigeon or dove (if it's even one of those birds) before.

Anyone know what it is?

http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o147/dvflyer/P1000538.jpg

A-5_Guy
12-03-2010, 8:51 PM
looks like a Leucistic dove...

TKM
12-03-2010, 8:55 PM
Please post pictures after butter and garlic.

Swiftyjuan
12-03-2010, 9:06 PM
It's a condor!

odysseus
12-03-2010, 9:12 PM
De vita exire

TKM
12-03-2010, 9:16 PM
An ex parrot?

http://www.mtholyoke.edu/~ebarnes/python/dead-parrot.htm

Casual_Shooter
12-03-2010, 9:16 PM
looks like a Leucistic dove...

Excellent 2nd post!

Searching for Luecistic Dove, I found this explanation on another forum where someone was id'ing a different type of dove. I guess this condition is fairly rare:

Leucism is a genetic variation so the "ID" here is still a White-winged Dove. It does seem to be a rare variation based on the frequency leucism is seen in the wild. This could be because it really is rare, or it produces some sort of very high mortality rate in carriers. I suspect the former. Also leucistic individuals may have a tough time finding a mate and therefore passing on the genetic variation to the next generation.

Casual_Shooter
12-03-2010, 9:23 PM
Please post pictures after butter and garlic.

I think she likes them raw. http://smiliesftw.com/x/yumyum.gif (http://smiliesftw.com)

De vita exire

Ess oh si que ess?

spectr17
12-04-2010, 12:19 AM
Thanks A-5 guy. I posted this pic of a white dove hanging around a Eurasion collared dove in my backyard a couple years back and never could figure out what it was. Now I think I found the answer. The white dove was the size of a regular dove compared to the ECD. The ECD appeared to be wooing the white one (female?) as it was his loud cooing that drew me into the yard to check out the calling.

http://www.jesseshunting.com/images/dove_1collared_1white_home_8_10_06.jpg