About Mourning Doves: Mourning Doves are abundant and widespread. They are well known throughout most of North America. Its mournful call is heard from deserts to forest edges and from farmlands to inner cities.
Description: Medium-sized bird Small head Long, pointed tail Light brown body Tail with white outer edges
Size: Length: 9 to 13 inches Wingspan: 15 to 18 inches Weight: 3.04 to 6.0 ounces
Sex Differences: The sexes are similar Males are slightly larger and slightly more colorful, having a bluish crown and a pink chest
Sound: A plaintive Ocoo-OOH, Ooo-Ooo-OooO Their wings whistle in flight
Conservation Status: Widespread and abundant The Mourning Dove is hunted throughout its range. They could possibly be declining in the west.
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