6 Female Galápagos Dove on Rábida Island in Galápagos, EC

Another bird endemic to the Ecuadorian archipelago is the Galápagos dove. The adult Zenaida galapagoensis measures seven to nine inches. This female is smaller and less colorful than the male. Yet they share the red feet and bright blue eye rings. Do not expect to see this dove perching in a tree or flying off when you approach. They are rarely airborne. Instead, most of their time is spent foraging along the red terrain near prickly pear cactus in search of seeds and an occasional insect.


Rábida Island, Ecuador


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