The Mourning Dove

Posted: June 27, 2014 in Articles, Videos
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IMG_0445[1]Mourning doves are one of our bird feeder’s most common visitors. They’re pretty easy to film and take pictures of, since they don’t get scared easily – either they’re brave or they’re very unintelligent and don’t know when to be scared. We’ve come to the conclusion that it’s probably the latter. Anyway, mourning doves (Zenaida macroura) inhabit all of the U.S.A., Central America, and a tiny bit of Canada. They walk like pigeons, extending their heads as they step forward (I never got why birds do this), and they look for seeds on the ground. Or, in our case, on our deck. Mourning doves are from the Columbidae family, which is the same family as pigeons and all other doves. We took a video and some pictures of various mourning doves that visit our feeders. If you want to know what they sound like, you can go here.

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