Mourning doves and white-winged doves have white on the tips of their tails and are gray with white undersides. However these species have 3 noticeable differences in appearance that will help you recognize them during your South Texas Dove Hunting Trip:
White-winged doves have a distinguishing white band across the top of the wings and black wingtips.
White-winged doves are bigger in size than mourning doves.
While in flight, the white-winged dove’s tail appears rounded, and the mourning dove’s tail is long and pointed..