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Croaking Ground-Dove | by nickathanas
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Croaking Ground-Dove

Columbina cruziana

 

Chaparrí reserve, Lambayeque deaprtment, Peru.

 

A characteristic bird of arid areas from Ecuador to northern Chile. Easily recognizable by the bright yellow spot at the base of its beak, and by the bizarre call that gives it its name.

 

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Taken on October 12, 2011