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Eared Dove Zenaida auriculata

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The Eared Dove is a species of dove found widely in South America, especially in the southern part of the continent.  It is brown and gray and generally resembles the Mourning Dove of North America but with a shorter tail.  Because of their extreme abundance near Cordoba, Argentina, Eared Doves are prized by upland bird hunters who might shoot as many as 1,000 birds in a day.  In agricultural areas with rich grain supplies, the doves might breed multiple times per year with little apparent seasonality.

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Recommended Citation

Eared Dove (Zenaida auriculata), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/eardov1