White-winged Dove by Kimberly Chadwick

Marana, Arizona
Canon Powershot sx10is

White-winged Dove

This large, conspicuous dove is common in southwestern deserts, brush-lands, canyons, and foothills. It forages in trees and cacti for fruit and eats at feeders.

A desert inhabitant, will fly more than 20 miles in order to reach a source of water – whether a natural source, such as a stream, or a man-made source.

In flight courtship display consist of males clapping his wings as he rises, then desceding on stiff wings.

VOICE A memorable rrro-hoo-hooo-hooo (who cooks for you) on one pitch; also syncopated short coo notes followed by longer hoos alternately rising and falling.


  • Although the White-winged Dove is most commonly found in Arizona and the southwest, its range is expanding nation-wide and into parts of Canada.
  • In Florida breeding occurs only in introduced populations.
  • A group of doves has many collective nouns, including a “bevy”, “cote”, “dole”, “dule”, and “flight” of doves.

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My images are not photo shopped. They have only been adjusted with basic sharpening, contrasting & saturation techniques. I believe that in order to appreciate Nature, you have to capture it as it is, naturally.

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  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 4 years ago

  • 1Nino
    1Ninoabout 4 years ago

    Terrific capture Kimberly!!!….Tony

  • Thank you Tony so very much!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerabout 4 years ago

    Well captured, love the blue around the red eye !

  • As do I Trish! Thank you very much!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • celtusone
    celtusonealmost 4 years ago

    a lovely shot

  • Thank you very much!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • ellismorleyphto
    ellismorleyphtoover 3 years ago

    Featured on 6th August 2011
    …this time I chose a work from each of the 1st 6 people to upload work to the group.

    Your features are displayed in a permanent nest, erm, forum thread here in The Coop

  • How exciting to be recognized!! Thank you so very much!!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Maree  Clarkson
    Maree Clarksonover 3 years ago

    This is really beautiful Kimberly! Congratulations on the feature, great work!

  • Thank you Maree, I appreciate that!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

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