Dove Sound Recordings Fairfax VA

Local resource for dove sound recordings in Fairfax, VA. 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.

Hobby Works Fairfax
(703) 426-8600
9650-42 Main Street
Fairfax, VA
 
Arlington Hobby Crafters
(703) 532-2224
230 West Broad Street
Falls Church, VA
 
HobbyTown USA
(703) 590-9890
12480 Dillingham Square
Lake Ridge, VA
 
Olde Towne Hobby Shoppe
(703) 369-1197
9105 Center Street
Manassas, VA
 
HobbyTown USA
(703) 369-5990
11750 Sudley Manor Drive
Manassas, VA
 
Granddad's Hobby Shop
(703) 426-0700
5260-A Port Royal Road
Springfield, VA
 
Hobby Hangar Speedway
(703) 631-8820
14014-D Sullyfield Circle
Chantilly, VA
 
Rip Track
(703) 590-6901
2885 PS Business Center
Woodbridge, VA
 
KMA Junction
(703) 257-9860
9786 Center St.
Manassas, VA
 
Trains Etc. Inc
(703) 550-1779
8245 A Backlick Roadd
Lorton, VA
 

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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