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Mourning dove

Zenaira macroura

Description:

The mourning dove is a medium sized tan dove.

Habitat:

Coastal forest - varies from park and urban areas, dry, mediterranean and chaparel

Notes:

Taken outside my window. 20 years ago when I moved here, we only saw Mourning doves when we went into town. 5 years ago I started seeing one lone pair at the edge of my property. Now I have over 20 that hang around

1 Species ID Suggestions

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 10 years ago
Mourning Dove
Zenaida macroura Mourning Dove


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14 Comments

michellepark04
michellepark04 9 years ago

Wow good picture

KarenSaxton
KarenSaxton 10 years ago

sorry, typo. My dog was bugging me when I posted and I gave uup trying to fix anything that day(she is tonight as well)

dungeonmasterShu
dungeonmasterShu 10 years ago

the scientific name is incorrectly spelled...
"Zenaida macroura"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zenaida_mac...

KarenSaxton
KarenSaxton 10 years ago

That makes it a pretty universal bug

KarenL
KarenL 10 years ago

Karen, that happens to me occasionally too - I use Safari on my mac so it seems to be a problem with all of the internet systems.

KarenSaxton
KarenSaxton 10 years ago

I'm using my laptop and Firefox. I fixed the spotting from my mom's desktop and IE and it said I couldn't upload a picture(which was fine).

Thanks, I will contact support

ceherzog
ceherzog 10 years ago

I suggest you contact Project Noah support
support@projectnoah.org

ceherzog
ceherzog 10 years ago

Some other rangers have had problems using Internet Explorer or Firefox...they mentioned uninstalling & reinstalling the program.

ceherzog
ceherzog 10 years ago

Karen what device are you uploading from?

KarenSaxton
KarenSaxton 10 years ago

I would love to know why when I uploaded and saved this sighting this morning, I saw it complete. When I came back it was listed as draft and I saw with none of my descriptions, the common name or the scientific name which I had typed in. This happens occasionally and is VERY frustrating!

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 10 years ago

Thanks ceherzog!

ceherzog
ceherzog 10 years ago

Ava...If you have time to look up the scientific name and a source and are sure...go for it.

I was just being lazy on this one....but if I'm not totally confident of the ID...I'll just suggest.

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 10 years ago

ceherzog -- I'm curious as to when to "Suggest an ID" and when to just write a comment. How I'm doing it is to "Suggest" when I'm pretty sure (as in this instance), and to comment when I'm not quite sure enough but am offering a species for the spotter to investigate further (since they actually saw the organism in the flesh, so to speak).

ceherzog
ceherzog 10 years ago

Looks like a Mourning Dove

KarenSaxton
Spotted by
KarenSaxton

Coquille, Oregon, USA

Spotted on Oct 9, 2011
Submitted on Oct 9, 2011

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