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 Otawa, Ontario, Canada

Nikon D300
ISO 400
EV 0.00
Pattern Metering
No Flash
550 MM


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  • Michael Cummings
    Michael Cummingsover 2 years ago

  • Flower-Power
    Flower-Powerover 2 years ago


  • John44
    John44over 2 years ago

    Another Beauty Mike!!

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotover 2 years ago

    Such a beautiful bird! Lovely capture, Michael.

  • Flower-Power
    Flower-Powerover 2 years ago

    Beautiful image!

  • Jeannine St-Amour
    Jeannine St-Amourover 2 years ago

    A real beauty Michael!

  • Tim Denny
    Tim Dennyover 2 years ago

    Looks like he just sat there letting you take his picture, good job

  • lcretyi
    lcretyiover 2 years ago


  • deb cole
    deb coleover 2 years ago

    Marvellous capture and information, Michael!

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 2 years ago

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