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The Mourning Dove /Zenaida macroura

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  1. Compliments on the identification, Scott! You're really getting the hang of it. I know it can be tedious to do at times but it really helps this site as well as your photos. Posted 8 years 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 Scott Staley
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By Scott Staley

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Uploaded Nov 13, 2012. Captured Jun 29, 2010 19:57.
  • NIKON D40
  • f/14.0
  • 1/400s
  • ISO800
  • 200mm