White-winged Doves: Hunting Season


Since the dove hunting season has begun here in west Texas, this would be a good time to bring you up to date on the different species that you can find here.  I will do a post each day covering all the different ones.

First up:  White-winged Dove. (Zenaida asiatica).  Medium sized, but larger than the Mourning Dove, it has a short square tail and broad wings.  It is an unmarked pale brown overall color with broad white streaks along the edges of the folded wings.  A bluish hue surrounds the orange eyes.  It sports a long thin bill, slightly down-curved.

White-winged Dove

  • Photographed on September 10, 2010
  • Canon EOS 7D
  • Canon 100-400mm zoom lens
  • 1/400 sec. @ f8  ISO  640
  • Lens focal length – 340mm
  • Metering – partial
  • Aperture priority

White-winged Dove

  • Photographed on June 7, 2009
  • Canon EOS 40D
  • Canon 100-400mm zoom lens
  • 1/400 sec. @ f6.3 – ISO 400
  • Lens focal length – 340mm
  • Metering – center weighted
  • Aperture priority

Click on either image to see an enlargement.  Enjoy.

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12 thoughts on “White-winged Doves: Hunting Season

  1. This a neat idea. Focusing on doves. Here in southwestern Ontario, we only have the Mourning Dove. Looking forward to my trip to Texas (2 months away) when I will able to see other dove species.

      • LOL! Seems like an awful lot of trouble for such a sparse meal. Glad you hunt yours with a camera so you can share with everyone. I have only seen mourning doves in the wild and white doves at weddings and in magic shows. 😉

        I look forward to seeing the other specimens you have to share with us.
        ~ L

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