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The Mourning Dove

Discussion in 'Science' started by Theo77, May 16, 2018.

  1. Theo77

    Theo77 New Member

    May 16, 2018
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    The Mourning Doves are exceptional birds with exceptional qualities of great interest. It may intrigue you to know that they are sometimes mistaken for Pigeon. I already knew, and maybe you did too, that mourning doves will sometimes hang around our cold, warm if there is food—that is, if we keep our bird feeders stocked. My thoughts turned to this as I watched from the window as a pair of them scooped up some spillage off the ground below one of our backyard feeders.

    The cooooOOOOO-woo-woo-woo call is almost always uttered by the male bird, not the female, and is—wait for it—a wooing call, an enticement to a mate or potential mate.When they sleep, their head rests between their shoulders, close to the body which do not tuck their little heads under their shoulder feathers, like a lot of other birds do.Their long, pointed wings are almost falcon-like in appearance, while their pointed tails are longer than those of any other doves. These “design features” enable the birds to fly fast.
    You have more idea about this birds share.

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  2. Eagle5467

    Eagle5467 New Member

    Aug 2, 2020
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    The general coloring is hazelnut with reddish reflections; it has black spots on the head and wings. the iris is dark brown, the circumorbital skin is gray, the beak is black and the legs are dark red.
    The female has faded colors.
    It feeds mainly on seeds and other vegetables that it collects on the ground. Supplement the diet with small arthropods and mollusks.
    In courtship, the male runs around the female, performs hops, keeping his head lowered and his body raised, swelling the neck to highlight the iridescent spots.
    The air parade consists in flying very high with noisy wingbeats and then gliding making large curves with very wide wings.
    It nests on bushes or trees 2-3 meters high or on the ground where there are no trees. It usually lays two white eggs incubated for 14-16 days. The young are weaned in about 2 weeks and are independent after 30 days.

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