Nicobar Pigeon -- My first "wow" moment with birds was seeing a Nicobar pigeon in the San Diego Zoo's Rain forest aviary. It was bathed in sunlight and was dazzling! So happy to have worked with them years later at the same zoo!
The Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) is a member of the dove family (Columbidae). The bird is also called the Turtle Dove or the American Mourning Dove or Rain Dove, and formerly was known as the Carolina Pigeon or Carolina Turtledove.
The Sun Parakeet or Sun Conure (Aratinga solstitialis) is a medium-sized brightly colored parrot native to northeastern South America. The species is endangered, threatened by loss of habitat and trapping for the pet trade.