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Location: San Diego, CA
GPS: 32.7N, -117.2W, elev=65' MAP
Date: July 11, 2006
ID : ? [3888 x 2592]

Mourning Dove Picture @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Morro Bay (Elfin Forest), CA
GPS: 35.3N, -120.8W, elev=92' MAP
Date: March 9, 2008
ID : 5656 [3888 x 2592]

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Mourning Dove Image @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Palm Beach, Aruba
GPS: 12.6N, -70.0W, elev=16' MAP
Date: October 6, 2010
ID : 7C2V3260 [3888 x 2592]

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Mourning Dove Picture @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
GPS: 34.1N, -118.2W, elev=281' MAP
Date: April 11, 2009
ID : 7C2V7107 [3888 x 2592]

Mourning Dove Picture @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
GPS: 34.1N, -118.2W, elev=281' MAP
Date: May 4, 2009
ID : 7C2V7296 [3888 x 2592]

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Mourning Dove Photo @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Chagrin River Park, OH
GPS: 41.7N, -81.4W, elev=594' MAP
Date: May 9, 2012
ID : B13K7199 [4896 x 3264]

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Mourning Dove Photo @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Chagrin River Park, OH
GPS: 41.7N, -81.4W, elev=594' MAP
Date: May 9, 2012
ID : B13K7201 [4896 x 3264]

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Mourning Dove Image @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Kino Springs Golf Course, AZ
GPS: 31.4N, -110.9W, elev=3,692' MAP
Date: August 23, 2008
ID : 7C2V7605 [3888 x 2592]

Mourning Dove Photo @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
GPS: 34.1N, -118.2W, elev=281' MAP
Date: June 4, 2003
ID : 1000002 [3888 x 2592]

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Mourning Dove Picture @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Salton Sea, CA
GPS: 33.2N, -115.6W, elev=-232' MAP
Date: December 23, 2007
ID : 9871 [3888 x 2592]

Mourning Dove Photo @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: La Mirada, CA
GPS: 33.9N, -118.0W, elev=192' MAP
Date: March 2, 2008
ID : 4960 [3888 x 2592]

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SPECIES INFO

The Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) is a member of the dove family Columbidae. The bird is also called the American Mourning Dove, and formerly was known as the Carolina Pigeon or Carolina Turtledove. It ranges from Central America to southern Canada, including offshore islands. Many individuals in northern areas migrate south to spend winter within the breeding range where January temperatures are above -12 Celsius (10 F).

Habitats include various open and semi-open environments, including agricultural and urban areas. The species has adapted well to areas altered by humans. The bird is abundant, with an estimated population of 130 million birds. In many areas, the Mourning Dove is hunted as a game bird for both sport and its meat. Its plaintive woo-oo-oo-oo call is common throughout its range, as is the whistling of its wings as it takes flight. The species is a strong flier, capable of speeds up to 88 km/h (55 mph).

Mourning Doves are light grey and brown and generally muted in color. Males and females are similar in appearance. The species is generally monogamous, with two squabs (young) per brood. Both parents care for the young for a time. The species is a prolific breeder, and pairs will often have several broods per year. In warm areas, one pair may have up to six broods a year. Mourning Doves eat mainly seeds, including those of both native and introduced plants.



                                     




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