Considered a medium-sized dove, this member of the bird family Columbidae, looks huge when paired against the smaller finch. Both bird species are common here in Texas, especially as backyard birds regularly visiting feeders. The dove’s gender is unknown to me, though I’m sure other doves can tell whether its male or female. Proliferation of dove babies will be proof of the gender identification and the spring and summer socialization that will follow. The finch is male in winter breeding colors.
There was no purposeful looming by the dove. It was just two birds hanging out in winter-barren tree, each awaiting its turn at the sunflower feeder or water feature.