Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Eared Dove at the Biomuseo


On October 17, Darién Montañez found an Eared Dove on the lawn of the Biomuseo. The bird was similar in size to a White-tipped Dove, but slimmer, with bold spots on the wing coverts, bright red legs, and a clear dark ear spot and post-ocular stripe. Its face and chest were faintly barred, so it may have been a young bird. It was also very tame and walked away when approached. When it flushed, the wings were long and slender, and with contrasting dark primaries. The tail showed bold white corners and a faint dark terminal band.
Later efforts to relocate the bird that afternoon and the next morning proved unfruitful.

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