The Inca Dove is native from south-western USA along the
western side of Mexico and Central America as far as Costa
Rica. Despite the name "Inca", the dove is not native to
Peru or any of South America.
A small dove with pretty scalloping on its plumage, it has
russet brown on the outer half of its wing (top and
underside), not visible unless the wing is extended (see
The photos on this page were taken in Costa Rica by Alexandra Makhnina.