Mourning Dove

Mourning Dove
Mourning Dove
Zenaidura macroura

The Mourning Dove derives it's name from the mournful sounding call that is it's trademark. It is not actually intended to be mournful, the call is actually quite thrilling to the right little girl Mourning Dove.

The Mourning Dove is found from Southern Alaska and Canada to the Gulf states. It lives in towns, around farms and in open woods and grassland. It feeds almost exclusively on small seeds that have fallen on the ground.

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