|Scientific name: Columbina inca|
|Range: Upper Texas Coast|
|Habitat: around humans; broad leaved deciduous trees; exotic conifers|
|Status: Common and abundant|
|Diet in the wild: seeds and variety of native plants|
|Diet in the zoo: wheat, crack corn, and oats|
|Location in the zoo: Texas wildlife by the Raptor Exhibit.|
The Inca is becoming more common in Upper Texas Coast. They usually are found near human habitat. They build their nest around humans and sometimes in the nest of other species. They generally use nest for two or more consecutive nestings.
Special anatomical, physiological
The Inca has adapted to the human environment very well and makes its living off of the generosity of animal lover. Its anatomical and physiological resembles that of its other family the Juvenile Mourning dove and the Common Ground dove.
The Fort Worth Zoo keeper said the Inca Doves were temporarily removed from the exhibit because they did not get along with the roadrunners and other birds. The Inca Doves were skittish and continued to flap their wings disrupting the habitat. They have now been returned to the aviary in the Texas Wild exhibit.
The Inca doves have now adapted to their new habitat and may be seen in the Brush Country section of the Texas Wild exhibit.
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