Dove Sound Recordings Grand Rapids MI

Local resource for dove sound recordings in Grand Rapids, MI. 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.

Rider's Hobby Shop
(616) 247-9933
2055 28th Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI
 
Harbourfront Hobbies and Crafts
(616) 842-2910
707 Washington Street
Grand Haven, MI
 
Twisted RC
(616) 784-1901
1750 Vinecroft St NW
Grand Rapids, MI
 
J & J Basic HO Layouts
(616) 676-5983
6670 Conservation NE
Ada, MI
 
Rivertown Hobbies
(616) 863-3600
8450 Algoma Avenue NE
Rockford, MI
 
Hobby World
(616) 538-6130
2851 Clyde Park S.W.
Grand Rapids, MI
 
Rider's Hobby Of Grand Rapids
(616) 247-9933
Rider's Hobby Of Grand Rapids
Grand Rapids, MI
 
Sidetrax Hobbies
(616) 249-9504
3819 Rivertown Parkway SW
Grandville, MI
 
Earl's Train World
(616) 868-7495
10560 Cascade Road S.E.
Lowell, MI
 
C & S Products
(616) 696-9078
15720 Shaner Ave NE
Cedar Springs, MI

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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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