Birds of the World

Columbidae : Pigeons & Doves

Mourning Dove

Zenaida macroura

Maryland, USA - March 2001

Mourning Doves are an abundant species found throughout North and Central America.

Maryland, USA - February 2000

They have adapted well to the large-scale habitat changes imposed on the continent since the first arrival of Europeans 400 years ago and are one of America's commonest birds, despite an estimated 45 million being killed through hunting each year.

Maryland, USA - February 2000