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White-winged Dove

White-winged Duck
White-throated Sparrow

About the White-winged Dove

The White-winged Dove is a large species of pigeon native to the southwestern USA and parts of Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean. The species is highly adaptable and has been extending its range.

White-winged Doves are named for a patch of white feathers which are seen when the bird is at rest or in flight. Their drab, unmarked bodies contrast with their rather colorful faces. Males and females look alike.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 26 October 2012
Scientific Name Zenaida asiatica
  • Columbiformes
  • Columbidae
  • Zenaida
  • Z. asiatica
Birdorable Family Pigeons & Doves
Conservation Status Least Concern
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
(as of 27 July 2017)
Units: Imperial Metric
11 to 12 inches
17 to 18 inches
Range North America Central America Caribbean United States (West) United States (East)

International Names

  • 白翅哀鸽 (Chinese)
  • hrdlička bělavokřídlá (Czech)
  • Hvidvingedue (Danish)
  • Witvleugeltreurduif (Dutch)
  • pilkkasiipikyyhky (Finnish)
  • Tourterelle à ailes blanches (French)
  • Weißflügeltaube (German)
  • Tortora alibianche (Italian)
  • ハジロバト [hajirobato] (Japanese)
  • Hvitvingedue (Norwegian)
  • golebiak bialoskrzydly (Polish)
  • Белокрылая горлица (Russian)
  • Tórtola de Alas Blancas (Spanish)
  • Vitvingad duva (Swedish)

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