Rock Pigeons (Columba livia) at Nest  This pair was acting lovey-dovey at a nest on a bridge over the Erie Canal near Rochester, NY on June 26, 2006.  They are a non-native species, and many birders consider them to be vermin not worth photographing.  I tend to agree, but this pair was appealing.  No wonder they are such a successful species! Red-billed Pigeon	(Patagioenas flavirostris)  Photographed in the village of San Luis near the southwest shore of Lake Arenal, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica, on Nov. 2, 2016. Red-billed Pigeon	(Patagioenas flavirostris) Feathers Fluffed  Photographed in the village of San Luis near the southwest shore of Lake Arenal, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica, on Nov. 2, 2016.  It had its feathers fluffed, probably because it was drying off after overnight rain.
Red-billed Pigeon	(Patagioenas flavirostris) in the Rain at Dawn  Photographed in the village of San Luis near the southwest shore of Lake Arenal, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica, on Nov. 4, 2016. Plumbeous Pigeon	(Patagioenas plumbea)  Photographed in the Tandayapa Valley, Ecuador on March 4, 2006. Eurasian Collared-Dove	(Streptopelia decaocto)  Photographed near Red Bluff, CA on May 31, 2009.  This is a non-native species that seems to be rapidly colonizing North America.
Inca Dove	(Columbina inca)  Photographed in Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica on Nov. 6, 2016.   Map Inca Dove	(Columbina inca)  Photographed in the village of San Luis near the southwestern shore of Lake Arenal in Costa Rica on Nov 6, 2014. Inca Dove	(Columbina inca) Pair at Nest  This pair was nesting in the hollow top of a rotting old fence post in the village of San Luis near the southwestern shore of Lake Arenal in Costa Rica on March 27, 2009.  Unfortunately for them, their eggs were eaten by a Great-tailed Grackle.
Common Ground-Dove	(Columbina passerina)  Photographed near Pueblo Nuevo,  Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica on Nov. 6, 2016. Common Ground-Dove	(Columbina passerina) Pair  Photographed in Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica on Nov. 6, 2016.   Map Plain-breasted Ground-Dove	(Columbina minuta) Male  Photographed near Pueblo Nuevo,  Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica on Nov. 6, 2016.
Ruddy Ground-Dove	(Columbina talpacoti) Pair  Photographed in the village of San Luis near the southwest shore of Lake Arenal, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica, on Nov 10, 2014. White-tipped Dove	(Leptotila verreauxi)  Photographed near the town of Las Juntas, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica on Feb 26, 2007. White-winged Dove	(Zenaida asiatica)  Photographed in the village of San Luis near the southwest shore of Lake Arenal, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica, on Nov 3, 2017.
Galapagos Dove	(Zenaida galapagoensis)  Photographed on Santa Fe Island the Galapagos on March 6, 2006.  It is a Galapagos endemic. Mourning Dove	(Zenaida macroura)  Photographed in my yard near Rochester, NY on April 19, 2014. Mourning Dove	(Zenaida macroura) Pair Courting  This pair was courting in my yard near Rochester, NY on March 31, 2013.  The male was on the left.
Mourning Dove	(Zenaida macroura) Pair Courting  This pair was courting in my yard near Rochester, NY on March 27, 2008.  In this photo, the female has her bill in the male's gullet.  He appears to be feeding her crop milk as part of their courtship ritual, just as adults feed nestlings and fledgliings.  This is the same behavior shown in Audubon's drawing of now-extinct  Passenger Pigeons Mourning Dove	(Zenaida macroura) on Nest  Here is one result of  Mourning Dove  courtship, a bird on a nest presumably incubating eggs.  This particular nest on my house near Rochester, NY was photographed on June 26, 2006.  It did not produce young and was eventually abandoned. Mourning Dove	(Zenaida macroura) Fledgling  Here is a large fledgling  mourning dove  that had ventured out of its nest on my house on Aug 26, 2007, but not taken flight.  Unfortunately, it inexplicably perished before taking its first flight.