Common Ground- Dove (two
Ruddy Ground- Dove (right)
El Mirage Pond, Phoenix, AZ
Ruddy Ground- Dove,
El Mirage Pond
Ruddy Ground-Doves are
rare visitors to our area, usually appearing in the winter.
They are very similar to Common
Ground-Doves, but lack any scaling whatsoever and have a darker,
one-tone bill. They have been seen multiple times in Blythe,
Paloma Ranch, and the Marana Pecan Grove. Watch the rare bird alerts to find where Ruddy
Ground-Doves are currently being observed.