Common Ground-Dove (Columbina passerina) BABIES!

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Common Ground-Dove (Columbina passerina) BABIES!

Had a couple of successful broods of ground doves this year. These two from May chose a Wax Myrtle and both successfully fledged. Last week I had one successfully fledge and a second baby killed in the nest by unknown predator (probably mean birds).

Adult’s Orange bill with black tip is distinctive: (photo):


Shown on Florida Native Plant: SOUTHERN BAYBERRY; WAX MYRTLE (Myrica cerifera)

My take:


Mom or Dad keeping things nice and warm in the Wax Myrtle



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