Eared Dove (Zenaida auriculata)
Eared Dove, Barra do Quaraí, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, August 2004 - click for larger image The Eared Dove is distributed throughout South America. It is found in open and semi-open habitats including agricultural areas where its large numbers constitute a problem for farmers since it tends to feed on commercial seed crops such as wheat and sorghum.

Upperparts are pale brown with 2 to 3 black spots on the tertials. It has 2 narrow black lines on the cheeks. Underparts are pinkish brown.

Eared Dove, Barra do Quaraí, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, August 2004 - click for larger image There is a recording at xeno-canto.
Eared Dove, Torres del Paine, Chile, December 2005 - click for larger image
Eared Dove, Torres del Paine, Chile, December 2005 - click for larger image
Eared Dove, Torres del Paine, Chile, December 2005 - click for larger image
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