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Mourning Dove -
(Zenaida macroura)



  • Medium size, slender, brownish-grey
  • Small head and long pointed tail
  • 12" (31 cm.)


  • Habitat generalists
  • Found in a variety of open habitats
         from suburban to agricultural to
         forest edges and woodlots

Additional Information

  • Common summer resident, migrant
  • Often a winter resident
  • Wings whistle on take-off

Comparable Species

  • Rock Pigeon

Profile of a Mourning Dove sitting in tree

Photo showing Mourning Dove tail feathers


Kickapoo Valley Reserve | S3661 State Highway 131 | La Farge, Wisconsin 54639 
Phone: 608-625-2960 | FAX: 608-625-2962

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