Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)
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Title: Mourning Dove
Alternative Title: Zenaida Dove
Creator: Karney, Lee
Source: WO-Lee Karney-2843
Publisher: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Contributor: DIVISION OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS
Language: EN - ENGLISH
Rights: (public domain)
Subject: Karney, Birds, Doves, Pigeons
Table Of Contents: Although it lays only 2 eggs in a clutch, the mourning dove raises many broods in a season and has been found nesting in every month of the year in many parts of the United States. It is our most abundant and widespread dove, a protected "songbird" in some states and an esteemed game bird in others.
Abstract: Trim-bodied with long tail tapering to a point. Black spots on upperwing; pinkish wash on underparts. In flight, shows white tips on outer tail feather.
Date Issued: March 26 2004