The iridescence on the side of the neck of this Mourning Dove is a coloration I have not seen before on this species. The feathers catch sunlight as often seen on the heads and throats of hummingbirds. This dove was photographed a few days ago in Arizona. I doubt if geography is a factor. Perhaps the bird was celebrating bright and warm sunshine, as I was.

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A touch of summer