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Mourning Dove

Zenaida macroura

Description:

This male was taking pine straw to his mate, who was building a nest in a nearby water oak. Several times, he chased off other doves that came near his gathering area!

Habitat:

The mourning dove is one of the most common birds in North America and will nest almost anywhere.

Notes:

I love the golden iridescence on this bird's neck!

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2 Comments

Daniel McNair
Daniel McNair 8 years ago

Thanks Ava!

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 8 years ago

Beautiful series and description.

Daniel McNair
Spotted by
Daniel McNair

Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA

Spotted on Jul 1, 2012
Submitted on Jul 1, 2012

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