It is a resident breeder throughout South America from Colombia to southern Argentina and Chile, and on the offshore islands from the Grenadines southwards. There are reckoned to be more than 23 million of these doves in the fields around Cordoba in northern Argentina and it is not unknown for a single gun to shoot 1000 birds in a day. They eat seeds and insects and tend to be very shy, although if you move slowly enough you can usually get a good look. Eared Dove It is a close relative of the North American Mourning Dove. Adult males have mainly olive-brown upperpart plumage, with black spots on the wings. Please Note: The articles or images on this page are the sole property of the authors or photographers. The Smallest Bird on Earth Weighs Less than a Penny! They can be agricultural pests. The eared dove is common to abundant in savannahs and other open areas, including cultivation, and it readily adapts to human habitation, being seen on wires and telephone posts near towns in Trinidad and Venezuela, almost in all public spaces of large urban areas such as Bogotá, Colombia and feeding near beach resorts in Tobago. Further north, in Bolivia, the dove shooting is more seasonal with large flocks arriving from Argentina to raid the grain crops. The eared dove is 24 cm (9.4 in) long with a long wedge-shaped tail, and weighs normally about 112 g (4.0 oz). Long-eared Owls are lanky owls that often seem to wear a surprised expression thanks to long ear tufts that typically point straight up like exclamation marks. Introduce tu dirección de correo electrónico para seguir este Blog y recibir las notificaciones de las nuevas publicaciones en tu buzón de correo electrónico. They have a soft call, oo-ah-oo, and they’re common in savannah and other sorts of open habitats. Vive comúnmente en Sudamérica habiendo aparecido pequeñas colonias en Trinidad y Tobago y las Antillas Holandesas. Dove presentations are limitless each day and hunters can expect to shoot over 100 boxes per day at doves charging into fresh water holes. Larger than ground-doves; more slender than Leptotila doves and with black wing spots. The Eared Dove, considered a plague in Argentina, provides the ultimate high-volume Dove hunting experience. Often sharing the garden with other, doves. The most impressive feature of a Haydel’s Game Call is its ability to “blow wet”. Indeed, as with the passenger pigeons, eared dove populations in Argentina and Bolivia sometimes «darken the skies». In the Córdoba region in Argentina the eared doves are known as palomas doradas because of the shining feathers sometimes present in their plumage. It appears to be partially migratory, its movements driven by food supplies. Eared doves provide the last big-bag shooting experience in the world. To see the information of each species click on the photo/Para ver la información de cada especie haz clic en la foto. They tend to prefer dry areas to wet highlands. Adult males have mainly olive-brown upperpart plumage, with black spots on the wings. This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It appears to be partially migratory, but details are little known, although migration may be driven by food supplies. Its flight is high, fast and direct, with the regular beats and an occasional sharp flick of the wings which are characteristic of pigeons in general. There are dozens of luxury lodges which specialize in dove hunting, and the season extends all year long. The Eared Doves around Cordoba do not migrate and the enormous flocks are described as flying constantly between their roosting woods and the open fields. Thank you. They can be agricultural pests. El macho canta con mas fuerza y entonación que la hembra. found below the plucking perch was the Eared Dove. It is only provided for educational and entertainment purposes, and is in no way intended as a substitute for The species mostly have one partner at a time. Thus, it seems that populations on the sporting estates of Argentina are holding their own, with the birds breeding four times a year and thriving on the vast areas of grain, some grown for their benefit, most of it on commercial farms which are happy to support the dove shooting. The underparts are vinous, and the tail is tipped with cinnamon. These hatch in 12-14 days with another 9 days to fledging.