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Mourning Dove

Zenaida macroura


Medium-sized dove with gray-brown upperparts and pink-brown underparts. Eyes are dark with a small, black spot beneath. Bill is dark. Wings are gray-brown with black spots and dark primaries. Tail is long and pointed with black-edged white tips on outer feathers. Swift direct flight.




This one's been drinking in dirty water somewhere outside the yard, hence the spot on the chest.

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Liam 8 years ago

She was just sitting on my patio a few feet in front of my desk window. I just snapped a few photos through the glass before she flew off.

akamberg 8 years ago

How'd you get so close?

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Georgia, USA

Spotted on May 1, 2012
Submitted on May 6, 2012

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