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Western Mourning Dove

Zenaidura macroura marginella

Subspecies of Mourning Dove



First Noted by Expedition
July 1, 1806, where Lolo Creek empties into the Bitterroot River, Missoula County, Montana.
 

Description
Soft, sandy buff with a long pointed tail bordered with white. Black spots on wings. Length 12 in (31 cm).
 

Voice
Low mournful (hence its name) coo-ah, coo, coo, coo.
 

Habitat
Open fields, parks, and lawns with many trees and shrubs.
 

Range
Breeds from southeastern Alaska, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Quebec, and New Brunswick southward to Mexico and Panama. Winters north to northern United States.
 

Note
Its species name, macroura, is Greek for "long-tailed."

Species information from enature.com
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