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Mourning Dove

Zenaida macroura

Mourning Dove
copyright Richard P. Dunbar
Length: 12 in. (30 cm)
Using a wide range of habitats from desert floor to forest edge and suburbs, the Mourning Dove is the most ubiquitous of North American doves. They feed on the ground looking for seeds. The nest is often haphazardly constructed with a few loosely fitted twigs and placed anywhere from the ground to horizontal tee branches. A single pair can have up to 6 broods in a year. The Mourning Dove is a major game bird in some parts of its range. The four-digit banding code is MODO.

Chaparral
Chaparral

Desert
Desert

Riparian / River forest
Riparian / River forest

Shrubs
Shrubs

Urban city
Urban city

Agricultural
Agricultural

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