Zenaida doves is a genus of pigeon birds. 7 species are included in this genus. They occur in North and South America. The breed was described in 1838 by Charles Lucien Bonaparte, who gave the scientific name Zenaida in honor of his wife Zénaïde.
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Zenaida doves reach a body length of 26 to 30 centimeters. Most species have brownish fur that is inconspicuous, usually shades of gray and pink. Most species have black and white spots on their wings. The largest species is the coastal pigeon that grows slightly larger than a laughing pigeon.
The distribution area of zenaida pigeons extends from North America to the south of South America. Source
- Zenaida Dove ( Zenaida aurita ) ; Caribbean and the Yucatán Peninsula
- Eared Dove ( Zenaida auriculata ) ; Colombia to south Argentina and Chile, and on the offshore islands
- White Winged Dove ( Zenaida asiatica ) ; South west USA through Mexico, and the Caribbean
- West Peruvian Dove ( Zenaida meloda ) ; south Ecuador to north Chile
- Scorro Dove ( Zenaida graysoni ) ; Socorro Island and Revillagigedo Islands
- Mourning Dove ( Zenaida macroura ) ; Canada and west USA to south Mexico, Bermuda, Bahama Islands, Cuba, Dominic, Haiti, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Panama
- Galapagos Dove ( Zenaida galapagoensis ) ; West Ecuador