Dove Sound Recordings Sterling VA

Local resource for dove sound recordings in Sterling, 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.

Leesburg Hobbies & Collectibles
(703) 779-8600
9 W Market St
Leesburg, VA
 
Pastimes
(301) 977-7902
531 Quince Orchard Road
Gaithersburg, MD
 
The Track
(301) 417-9630
16806 Oakmont Ave
Gaithersburg, MD
 
Engine House Hobbies
(301) 590-0816
1 A East Diamond Avenue
Gaithersburg, MD
 
Leesburg Hobbies & Collectibles
(703) 779-8600
9 West Market St
Leesburg, VA
 
Hobby Hangar Speedway
(703) 631-8820
14014-D Sullyfield Circle
Chantilly, VA
 
Hobby Works Fairfax
(703) 426-8600
9650-42 Main Street
Fairfax, VA
 
Leesburg Hobby Center
(703) 777-1477
521-D East Market Street
Leesburg, VA
 
Hobby Place, Inc
(240) 477-5564
16760 Oakmont Avenue
Gaithersburg, MD
 
Hobby Works #2
(301) 468-6330
12274G Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD
 

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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