Birds of St. Charles County, MO
Mourning Dove

Mourning Dove
Zenaida macroura

Size: 12"

Male: Smooth fawn-colored dove with gray patch on the head. Iridescent pink and green around neck. Has a single black spot behind and below eyes, as well as black spots on wings and tail. Pointed, wedge-shaped tail with white edges.

Female: Similar to male, lacking iridescent pink and green feathers around neck.

Juvenile: Spotted and streaked.

Nest: Female and male build platform nest. Two broods per year.

Eggs: 2; white without markings

Incubation: 13-14 days; female and male incubate, the male during the day and the female at night

Fledging: 12-14 days; male and female feed young

Migration: The Mourning Dove can be found in St.Charles County year round.

Food: Seeds and will come to seed feeders.

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