This graceful, slender-tailed, small-headed dove is common across the North American continent. Mourning Doves perch on tree branches or telephone wires and forage for seeds on the ground. Their flight is fast and bullet straight. Their soft, drawn-out calls sound like laments (listen below). Mourning Doves are the most frequently hunted species in North America, but outside my window…only with a camera!
Canon EOS REBEL T1i, Canon Zoom Lens EF-S 18-55mm.
Location: southeastern Connecticut (USA).
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Though a great weed seed eater, the best part of having this bird around is the soft, musical cooing.
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