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Mourning dove

Zenaida macroura

Description:

Zenaida macroura belongs to the family of doves and pigeons known as Columbidae. They are a medium sized bird with a delicate bill. The adults are slaty-brownish above with dark spots on the wings and back and have a long, pointed, white-edged tail. The neck is reddish brown with an iridescent sheen, while the body’s underside is pale tan with grayish wing linings.

Habitat:

Spotted along the Rosemary Dunes Trail. Mourning doves are often observed around agricultural fields, open woodlands, roadsides, grasslands, woodlots, and suburbs.


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Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA

Lat: 30.26, Long: -87.63

Spotted on Jan 20, 2019
Submitted on Feb 1, 2019

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