The Mourning Dove

By taggart  
The Mourning Dove
Zenaida macroura. 12 inches---male and female similar

Mourning Doves are called such due to their mournful cooing. They mate for life and care for their broods together. As ground feeders, they will clean up under a feeder or indulge on scattered seeds. Here---a lone dove, but one can be sure her mate is near by watching (guarding!).



Tags: Avian Mourning dove Wildlife and nature PennsylvaniaUSA

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19 Jan 2022 12:55AM
Sounds like they have a very good Dove-tailed relationship, Jenn! Beautiful birds they are too. Very peaceful and serene 👌

Dave.
Chinga Plus
11 61 3 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2022 1:10AM
Beautiful dove, poor thing must have very cold feet !!
Great capture Jenn. IsabelGrinGrin
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 23 Canada
19 Jan 2022 1:53AM
What lovely caring birds.
19 Jan 2022 2:16AM
Excellent capture *****
bliba Plus
16 1 2 Austria
19 Jan 2022 6:44AM
excellent
dales Plus
6 13 Australia
19 Jan 2022 6:50AM
Must have robust feet for the cold , impressive capture Jenn
Ian
saltireblue Plus
12 13.0k 82 Norway
19 Jan 2022 8:26AM
Wondering what tit-bits are hidden under the snow, and how to get to them...
19 Jan 2022 9:08AM
A little beauty Jennn,
Fred.
richmowil Plus
13 484 2 England
19 Jan 2022 9:09AM
Good capture Jenn.
19 Jan 2022 9:14AM
Lovely image.
19 Jan 2022 10:23AM
Beautiful Jenn
Nikonuser1 Plus
9 172 16 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2022 10:25AM
Excellent JennSmileSmileSmile

Cliff
Saastad Plus
3 16 17 Norway
19 Jan 2022 10:35AM
Cute little visitor!

Arne😀
brian17302 Plus
10 2 13 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2022 11:21AM
The snow gives them feeding problems
Great image Jenn
Fefe Plus
10 73 41 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2022 4:37PM
What a beautiful bird Jenn, lovely informative write up!
Mollycat Plus
8 21 2 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2022 5:06PM
Coo coo looks darn cold Jenn.
Peter GrinGrin
JuBarney Plus
10 36 5 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2022 5:15PM
Lovely light on the snow and your very sweet dove
Ju
20 Jan 2022 1:13AM
A beautiful addition to your bird series, Jenn. Keep them coming.

Peter

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