Common Ground-Dove

1/125s at f5.6 ISO:200, Canon Mark III 1Ds w/600mm, 1.4x converter

The Common Ground Dove is a small New World tropical dove. It is a resident breeder from Aruba, Bermuda, through the south most United States, Mexico and the Caribbean, to South America, and is found as far south as northern Brazil. The Common Ground Dove inhabits scrub and other open country. It builds a flimsy stick nest in a tree and lays two white eggs. Its flight is fast and direct, with regular beats and an occasional sharp flick of the wings that are characteristic of pigeons in general. Common Ground Doves feed mainly on seeds, but do eat some insects.
Sanibal Island, FL