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Mourning dove

Zenaida macroura

Description:

mourning doves are all over in early morning or early evening, there usually a greyish brown color.It is one of the most abundant and widespread of all North American birds. It is also the leading gamebird, with more than 20 million birds (up to 70 million in some years) shot annually in the U.S., both for sport and for meat. Its ability to sustain its population under such pressure stems from its prolific breeding: in warm areas, one pair may raise up to six broods a year. Its plaintive woo-OO-oo-oo-oo call gives the bird its name. The wings can make an unusual whistling sound upon take-off and landing. The bird is a strong flier, capable of speeds up to 88 km/h

Habitat:

they like to nest in barns under bridges and wherever they build there nest,


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Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Lat: 44.12, Long: -76.60

Spotted on Mar 10, 2013
Submitted on Mar 21, 2013

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