A graceful, slender-tailed, small-headed dove that’s common across the continent. Mourning Doves perch on telephone wires and forage for seeds on the ground; their flight is fast and bullet straight. Their soft, drawn-out calls sound like laments. When taking off, their wings make a sharp whistling or whinnying. Mourning Doves are the most frequently hunted species in North America.
Taken in Brighton, Ontario, Canada
Nikon D300 1/160 F6.7 ISO 1000 EV 0.00 Pattern Metering No Flash 450 MM Tripod Shade