One of my favorite birds was in the backyard today–a Ground-dove. These tiny doves are the size of a sparrow. They’re in the yard every once in awhile, and I always enjoy seeing them.

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Ground-dove looking for seeds on the ground.

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The Ground-dove has a distinctive dark tip to its bill.

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At one point the Ground-dove fluffed up its feathers and shook itself. When I took this photo its eyes happened to be closed. It looks like the dove had a rough night and needs a nap!

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After awhile the little dove flew up into a nearby tree.

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After sitting there looking around for a few minutes, it fluffed up its feathers again.

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