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Mourning Dove
(Zenaida macroura)

Mourning Dove Information

Length: 12"
Habitat: Open woodlands, forest edges, forest clearings, farmland, orchards, fields, roadsides, parks, residential areas. Prefers habitat with some open areas for foraging and some trees or shrubs for

Mourning Dove
Photo © Don DesJardin
nesting and roosting. Click to enlarge
Diet: Weed seeds, grass seeds, pine seeds, waste grains. Occasionally, snails and insects.
Mourning Dove ID TipsIdentification tips for the Mourning Dove
Range Maps:
(Click map to enlarge.)
Mourning Dove Breeding Map Mourning Dove Winter Map      USGS
Breeding Map          Winter Map (CBC)      
Additional photos and information:
Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Photos, description, similar species, sound, range, habitat, food, behavior, reproduction, and conservation status.
Chipper Woods Bird Observatory
Detailed photos taken as the birds were banded. Description, nesting behavior, banding recoveries, conservation status.



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