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Mourning Dove

Zenaida macroura

Description:

12" (30 cm.) Soft, sandy buff with a long, pointed tail bordered with white. Voice: low, mournful (hence its name).

Habitat:

Open fields, parks, lawn, and shrubs. This abundant bird has benefited from man's cutting the forest and burning grass. It is common in rural areas in all parts of the United /states.

Notes:

The young are fed regurgitated, partially digested food known as pigeon milk.

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Vermont, USA

Spotted on Jan 20, 2013
Submitted on Jan 22, 2013

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