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Mourning dove (Zenaida macroura)

Below is a Mourning dove with a Chipping sparrow.
Mourning dove, Chipping sparrow

Comparison of Mourning and White-winged doves. White-winged doves are slightly larger, with a distinctive white band on the wing and intense blue around the eye. Mourning doves have distinctive spots on their wings.
Comparison shot, Mourning dove and White-winged doves.

common name Mourning dove
domain Eukaryota
kingdom Animalia
phylum Chordata; subphylum Vertebrata
class Aves
order Passiformes
family Columbidae
genus Zenaida
species macroura
location Central Texas
IUCN status Least concern
Extremely local species are itemized species seen at our homes: on the actual property, or in the air above it. (Across the street doesn’t count!) I began by itemizing species seen at our house in Copperas Cove, Texas, and later expanded the project to include our home in Renton, Washington.

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