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