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Mourning Dove

Zenaida macroura


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!


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


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

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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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