Tuesday, May 14, 2019

White-winged Dove at Agua Caliente

This dove was perched in such a nice location in a palo verde tree. Too bad the noon light was so harsh, casting strong shadows over most of the bird. Well, drop the contrast and bring up the shadows and drop the highlights in post-processing. Acceptable but not beautiful.

The cooing of this dove is more than a little suggestive of Barred Owl: "Who cooks for you?" The habitat preferences between the two species couldn't be more different, however (swamps and deciduous woodlands for the owl, dry scrub deserts for the dove).

White-winged Dove
White-winged Dove. April 28, 2019. Agua Caliente, California.

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