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Mourning dove

Zenaida macroura


The mourning dove is a member of the dove family. It has a plump body and is long-tailed, with short legs, small bill, and a head that looks particularly small in comparison to the body. The long, pointed tail is unique among North American doves.


There are lots of doves everywhere, except in the deep woods. Look for them in fields or patches of bare ground, or on overhead perches like telephone wires. This particular dove was spotted in a wooded area at a local campground in LaCrosse, Wisconsin.

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Wisconsin, USA

Lat: 43.76, Long: -90.79

Spotted on Jun 20, 2015
Submitted on Jun 20, 2015

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