Dove Sound Recordings Elgin IL

Local resource for dove sound recordings in Elgin, IL. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to dove sound recordings, dove song recordings, and dove bird houses, as well as advice and content on attracting doves, dove feeders, dove types, and dove descriptions.

Rails Unlimited
(847) 697-5353
126 Will Street
Elgin, IL
 
B & G Train World
(847) 888-2646
829 Walnut Avenue
Elgin, IL
 
HobbyTown USA
(847) 490-0900
Schaumburg Marketplace
Schaumburg, IL
 
Reynauld's Euro-Imports
(630) 262-0771
227 South Third Street
Geneva, IL
 
HobbyTown USA
(815) 444-1515
9200 Pyott Road
Lake, IL
 
B&G Train
(847) 888-2646
829 Walnut Avenue
Elgin, IL
 
HobbyTown USA
(630) 587-1256
Main Street Commons
St. Charles, IL
 
Choo Choo Connection
(847) 882-7728
1228 North Roselle Road
Schaumburg, IL
 
Marbles - The Brain Store
(801) 557-8736
Woodfield Mall D307
Schaumburg, IL
 
Palatine Hobby
(847) 359-7888
Ltd. 772 West Euclid Avenue
Palatine, IL
 

Mourning Dove

Zenaida macroura L 12 ½ " WS 18" WT 4.2 OZ (120g)

Photo by Maslowski Wildlife Productions.

Listen to a mourning dove.

A long, tapered tail enhances the slender profile of this cool brown and pinkish dove. An irregular smattering of black spots dots the coverts and secondary wing feathers. Males usually are bluer on the crown and nape than females but there is some overlap. Breeding pairs can sometimes be sexed by plumage, but in larger flocks it is not reliable and young males are inseparable from females. Feet are bright reddish pink; the flesh around the eye is turquoise.

Mourning doves occupy most habitats in North America and have been found nesting to 10,000 feet in western mountains. Although they stay in pairs during the nesting season, they travel in flocks of a dozen to several hundred during other seasons. Immatures begin flocking together in summer, and adults join these flocks as they finish breeding. Flocks move between agricultural fields, where waste grain and weed seeds abound, but often frequent suburban yards and especially feeding stations. There is a large general migratory movement southward in autumn, but many birds are resident throughout the winter even in the northern plains states and southern Canada.

The male's song is a low, mournful oooah, ooh, ooh, ooh , easily imitated by whistling through cupped hands. Females may coo softly in reply. The alarm call is a rough Whoo!

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Author: Bird Watcher's Digest

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