I Day

Today’s post is short and sweet – I haven’t found a trail close by that begins with the letter “I”, and there aren’t a lot of plants or animals whose name begins with the letter “I” either.  I was able to find one creature for us, so without further ado…

Ladies and Gentlemen, please meet the Inca Dove.

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The Inca Dove lives in the southwestern United States, Mexico, Central America, and Costa Rica. I couldn’t find out why the dove was named after the Inca Empire since it doesn’t live in any of the lands that the Inca Empire covered.

Inca Doves range from 6.5–9.1 inches long, and weigh between 1.1–2.0 oz. They are a slender bird, with a body covered in gray-brown feathers.  I’ve seen a few of these doves around, but we seem to have more Mourning doves where I live than these little ones.

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  1. Denise Reashore
    Apr 16, 2013 @ 17:06:50

    We have morning doves. I have never heard of nor seen a picture of the Inca dove. It is quite unusual with the way the feathers are ruffled.

    Denise at Organization and Inspiration for Fellow Writers, participant of A to Z Blogging Challenge
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