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Doves & Pigeons Mourning Dove

Mourning Dove

Zenaida macroura

The Mourning Dove is a medium sized, fairly slender dove with a very thin neck. Both male and female are similar in look.

adultsThe Mourning Dove has a pale brown head, neck, breast and belly with purple and green iridescence on the neck. The back and upperwings of the Mourning Dove are medium brown and have large black spots on coverts. They have a long, dark-brown tail with a pointed tip. The outer four tail feathers have white tips.

femalesA young Mourning Dove has a dark-brown mottled head, neck and breast. It has a pale belly with a medium length, pointed tail. The neck and upperwings are scaly with a number of black spots on coverts and scapulars.

ground-feeder

Dove Feeder Prefrences

preferred

Platform

Dove Feed Prefrences

most-preferred

White Proso Millet

preferred

Sunflower Chips

acceptable

Black Oil Sunflower

bird-baths

MourningDoveRange

Blue: wintering, Green: year-round,

Light Green: summer-only.

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