Mourning Dove

Zenaida macroura

Order

COLUMBIFORMES

Family

Pigeons and Doves (Columbidae)

Code 4

MODO

Code 6

ZENMAC

ITIS

HEAD

Mourning Dove Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: All-purpose
  • Eye Color: Gray-brown in young; dusky brown to dark gray-brown in immatures and adults.
  • Head pattern: Plain, Eyering
  • Crown Color: Buff to gray-brown
  • Forehead Color: Pink-brown
  • Nape Color: Gray-brown
  • Throat Color: Pink-brown
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Mourning Dove Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 30 cm (12 in)
  • Weight: 110-170 g (3.88-5.99 oz)
  • Size: Medium (9 - 16 in)
  • Color Primary: Brown, Buff, Sheen or Iridescence
  • Underparts: Pink-brown
  • Upperparts: Gray-brown with black spots on wings.
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Mourning Dove Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Swift strong direct flight.
  • Wingspan Range: 43-48 cm (17-19 in)
  • Wing Shape: Rounded-Wings
  • Tail shape: Pointed Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Gray-brown with white tipped outer feathers.
  • Under Tail: Gray-brown
  • Leg Color: Pink to red.
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Parts of a Standing bird X
Head Feathers and Markings X
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