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Mourning Dove

Zenaida macroura (Linnaeus, 1758)

Description:

The mourning dove is a medium-sized, slender dove approximately 31 cm (12 in) in length. Mourning doves weigh 112–170 g (4.0–6.0 oz), usually closer to 128 g (4.5 oz). The elliptical wings are broad, and the head is rounded. Its tail is long and tapered ("macroura" comes from the Greek words for "large" and "tail")

Habitat:

The mourning dove occupies a wide variety of open and semi-open habitats, such as urban areas, farms, prairie, grassland, and lightly wooded areas. It avoids swamps and thick forest. The species has adapted well to areas altered by humans. They commonly nest in trees in cities or near farmsteads.

Notes:

Out looking for marsh birds and had this pair land next to us.

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dane.a.hep
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dane.a.hep

Rockland, Idaho, USA

Spotted on May 26, 2015
Submitted on May 27, 2015

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