Dove Sound Recordings Saint Louis MO

Local resource for dove sound recordings in Saint Louis, MO. 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.

St Louis RC
(314) 781-0000
6438 Fyler Ave
St Louis, MO
 
Astro Hobby House Co.
(314) 961-7093
1273 South Laclede Station Road
Webster Groves, MO
 
Switch Stand
(314) 993-2444
8420 Olive Blvd
University City, MO
 
Electric Train Outlet
(314) 428-2211
8961 Page Blvd.
St. Louis, MO
Store Type
Walk-in Store, Online Store, Phone & Mail Order

Hobby Station
(314) 822-1927
301 S. Kirkwood Rd.
Kirkwood, MO
 
Trains To Go
(314) 961-9150
115 West Lockwood
Webster Groves, MO
 
TinkerTown Inc.
(314) 991-4311
9666 Clayton Road
St. Louis, MO
 
North Central Hobbies
(314) 426-0031
9120 Lackland Road
St. Louis, MO
 
Schaefer's Hobby Center
(866) 818-5183
11659 Gravois Rd
St. Louis, MO
 
Kirkwood Hobbies
(314) 821-5596
127 West Jefferson Avenue
St. Louis, MO
 

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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