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Dove, Eared

Scientific Name: Zenaida auriculara

Subspecies: N/A

Distribution: Resident breeding bird throughout South America, from Columbia to southern Argentina and Chile.

Habitat: Savannah and other open areas including cultivated farmlands. 

Description: A medium-sized dove, 24cm in length, with a long wedge shaped tail. Adult males have olive-brown upper parts, with black spots on the wings. The head has a grey crown. Its English name comes from the black line behind its eye and its blue-black lower ear coverts. Underparts are pinkish grey and the tail is tipped with cinnamon. Black bill, dark red legs. The females are duller in colour. 

Hunting method: Wing shooting.

Hunting available in: Argentina, Bolivia.

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