Mourning Dove
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General description.

It's not a pigeon, it's a Dove. A Mourning Dove is really the only dove that can be found widely through out the Unites States. The Dove's long, pointed tail and the swift, darting flight are its field characters, along with its slight pigeon-like head bob. In fact, the Mourning Dove is often mistaken for the Passenger Pigeon, which is actually extinct. Doves are common in the southern states where they are hunted in large numbers. During the winter, Doves are usually found in small flocks and nest in scattered pairs. Like the pigeon, the dove has spots, usually black and a pink spot can usually been seen on the head.

Flight pattern.

Direct

Breeding habits.

Monogamous

Calls or song.

The Mourning Dove's makes a soft, mournful coo-oo-ah, coo-o-o-coo-o-o-coo-o-o sound.

Population and distribution.

Common throughout the United States and parts of Canda

Nesting habits.

The Mourning Dove nests in trees, shrubs or on the ground and lays 2 white eggs in April.

Buying feeders.

Will eat seeds and corn from a platform feeder.
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