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Ruddy Ground- Dove, Blythe

Common Ground- Dove (two on left)
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.