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Mourning dove

Zenaida macroura

Description:

Males have favorite “cooing perches” they defend from other males. Members of a pair preen each other with gentle nibbles around the neck as a pair-bonding ritual. Eventually, the pair will progress to grasping beaks and bobbing their heads up and down in unison.

Habitat:

My yard


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2 Comments

Pradeep Kumar
Pradeep Kumar 4 years ago

Lovely series!

The MnMs
The MnMs 4 years ago

Really sweet :-)

Maria dB
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Maria dB

North Carolina, USA

Lat: 35.91, Long: -79.06

Spotted on Jun 3, 2014
Submitted on Jul 10, 2014

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