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Mourning dove
Zenaida macroura

Mourning dove
Mourning dove

Size: 12 inches
Overall Color: gray/tan
Occurrence: near water
Diet: seeds, insects
Nest: platform
Field Identification: black spots on wings, long pointed tail
Season: year-round


Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Chordata (hollow nerve cord)
Subphylum: Vertebrata (backbone)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Order: Columbiformes
Family: 35 Columbidae (doves)
Genus: Zenaida
Species: macroura

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