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From Wikipedia... The Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) is a member of the dove family (Columbidae). The bird is also called the Turtle Dove or the American Mourning Dove or Rain Dove, and formerly was known as the Carolina Pigeon or Carolina Turtledove.[2] It is one of the most abundant and widespread of all North American birds. It is also the leading gamebird, with more than 20 million birds (up to 70 million in some years) shot annually in the U.S., both for sport and for meat. Its ability to sustain its population under such pressure stems from its prolific breeding: in warm areas, one pair may raise up to six broods a year. Its plaintive woo-OO-oo-oo-oo call gives the bird its name. The wings can make an unusual whistling sound upon take-off and landing. The bird is a strong flier, capable of speeds up to 88 km/h (55 mph).[3]

Mourning Doves are light grey and brown and generally muted in color. Males and females are similar in appearance. The species is generally monogamous, with two squabs (young) per brood. Both parents incubate and care for the young. Mourning Doves eat almost exclusively seeds, but the young are fed crop milk by their parents.

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Lady Harley on May 25, 2013

Hello my friend * Gerd * Our spring was so cold for so long. When it finally warmed up everyone was singing for joy!! Maybe less joy for some ;)

Thank you kindly for your visit and comments !!!

Warm greetings from finally warmed up Canada

Judy :))

Lady Harley on May 25, 2013

Thank you kindly my friends for your nice comments, visit and greetings!!

* Roberto *

* Emily *

* Dana *

* Heinz *

Friendly greetings ~ Judy :))

Marjan Kustera on May 25, 2013

I love them too,Kuki - F/L

Pantelis Stogias on May 25, 2013

Lovely and beautiful picture. Like, greetings Pantelis.

Lady Harley on May 25, 2013

Thank you * Kuki * for your nice comment, F/L and visit :))

Lady Harley on May 25, 2013

Thank you * Pantelis * for visiting and for your nice comment and like :))

Very fine composition and excellent capture.


Best wishes.,Nikos1954.

Lady Harley on May 26, 2013

Hello * Nikos1954 * !!

Thank you for your kind words, like and visit!!

Enjoy your day :))


Lady Harley on May 26, 2013

Thank you * Gerry * for your nice comment, like and visit!!

Warm greetings ~ Judy :))

Lady Harley on May 26, 2013

Thank you * J.C. * for your kind words and visit!!

Warm greetings ~ Judy :))

Lady Harley on May 26, 2013

Thank you * timek * for your kind words and visit :))

Fred Quader on June 12, 2013

L 17, very nice :)

Lady Harley on June 12, 2013

Thank you * Kastl * ~ it was wonderful to catch the dove in the middle of her song ;))

Reinhard Menge on July 9, 2013

Very nice shot of an intimate moment. YSL! Greetings, Reinhard

Lady Harley on July 28, 2013

Thank you * Reinhard * for your visit and YSL! I'm pleased you enjoy the photo!

Warm greetings from Canada, Judy

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  • Uploaded on May 6, 2013
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Lady Harley
    • Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T4i
    • Taken on 2013/05/05 15:45:00
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/400)
    • Focal Length: 250.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/6.300
    • ISO Speed: ISO125
    • Exposure Bias: -0.67 EV
    • No flash