Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Mourning Dove, July 6, 2016

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Z is for Zenaida macroura, Mourning Dove
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, June 11, 2016
Mourning Doves get their names from their call: a low, mournful coo, coo, coo. They can be found all across the United States and parts of southern Canada. Their Winter range extends down through Central America. In some places the Mourning Dove is hunted as a game bird, but in other places it is protected as a song bird.

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, May 22, 2016
Mourning Doves are often seen perched on utility lines. You may see them on the ground, eating seeds, and they will come to bird feeders in the Winter months. Identifying characteristics include their small heads (relative to body size) and their long pointed tails.

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  1. I love the sound of the doves.

  2. Nice photos. We have mourning doves here, too. Ours don't seem to make any noise at all though unless you walk up on them; then they take off in a flurry of protest ;o)

  3. nice photo's... I had to translate to see if I knew this bird already, I didn't... never heard of it too... thank you for the introduction.

    Have a nice abcwednes-day / – week
    ♫ M e l d y ♫ (abc-w-team)

  4. Pretty little doves and great pictures too,
    Thank you for sharing them with us,

    best wishes,
    ABCW team.

  5. That first photo is a lovely portrait of the bird. They do have wonderful eyes, don't they?

  6. Perfect photos of this remarkable. bird!! Have a nice weel.

  7. So pretty the doves are. LOVE their icy blue eye makeup.

  8. We have many doves here, love them.


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