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Mourning Dove

Zenaida macroura

Description:

The mournful cooing of the Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) is one of our most familiar bird sounds. From southern Canada to central Mexico, this is one of our most common birds, often abundant in open country and along roadsides. European settlement of the continent, with opening of the forest, probably helped this species to increase. It also helps itself by breeding prolifically: in warm climates, Mourning Doves may raise up to six broods per year, more than any other native bird.

Habitat:

Large Aspen in friend's yard.

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Fyn Kynd
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Fyn Kynd

Maine, USA

Spotted on Feb 19, 2013
Submitted on Feb 21, 2013

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