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Mourning Doves These birds are prolific breeders. The male in this pair (left)  kept following the female, puffing out his chest, bowing, and cooing.  He was clearly interested in mating with her, but every time he approached her, she rebuffed him and flew away. Geotagged,Mourning Dove,Mourning dove,Mourning doves,Spring,United States,Zenaida,Zenaida macroura,birds,dove,doves Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Mourning Doves

These birds are prolific breeders. The male in this pair (left) kept following the female, puffing out his chest, bowing, and cooing. He was clearly interested in mating with her, but every time he approached her, she rebuffed him and flew away.

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  1. One of my favorite birds! The call of mourning doves will always have a special place in my heart

    Your shot is spectacular! <3 They pair/mate for life, right?
    Posted 3 months ago, modified 3 months ago
    1. Thanks :). Yes, I think they do mate for life and each pair can have 6-12 babies a year (I think). Did you know that they feed the squabs crop milk? Posted 3 months ago

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The Mourning Dove is a member of the dove family . The bird is also called the Turtle Dove or the American Mourning Dove or Rain Dove, and formerly was known as the Carolina Pigeon or Carolina Turtledove. It is one of the most abundant and widespread of all North American birds. It is also the leading gamebird, with more than 20 million birds shot annually in the U.S., both for sport and for meat. Its ability to sustain its population under such pressure stems from its prolific breeding: in warm.. more

Similar species: Pigeons And Doves
Species identified by Christine Young
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Uploaded May 16, 2018. Captured Apr 29, 2018 15:45 in 55 Locust St, Coventry, RI 02816, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/5.6
  • 1/395s
  • ISO250
  • 300mm