Inca Dove
Columbina inca
(formerly the Scardafella  genus)

ŠJohn Pire

ŠJohn Pire

ŠJohn Pire
The "black" feathers are due to the bird being kept indoors & out of direct sunlight. Many of the smaller dove species attain "melanistic" coloration when deprived of actual sunlight. This bird attained proper plumage when moved to an outdoor flight.

Description: (Lesson 1847) Length: 19-22 cm.