mourning dove


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mourning dove

n.
A grayish-brown, swift-flying dove (Zenaida macroura) of North and Central America, noted for its mournful call. Also called turtledove.

mourning dove

n
(Animals) a brown North American dove, Zenaidura macroura, with a plaintive song

mourn′ing dove`


n.
a dove, Zenaida (Zenaidura) macroura, of North America, noted for its plaintive cooing.
[1825–35, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mourning dove - wild dove of the United States having a mournful callmourning dove - wild dove of the United States having a mournful call
dove - any of numerous small pigeons
genus Zenaidura, Zenaidura - mourning doves
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there was a gentle cooing of pigeons, and from the green depths of the big canon arose the sobbing wood note of a mourning dove. Once, there was a warning chorus from the foraging hens and a wild rush for cover, as a hawk, high in the blue, cast its drifting shadow along the ground.
Both cutaneous and diphtheritic forms of poxvirus were previously reported in a mourning dove (Xenaida macrouva).
Advocates of "animal rights" have succeeded in collecting enough signatures to put before voters the question of whether to ban Michigan's mourning dove hunting.
West Nile virus-species infection rates among 248 culture-positive dead birds collected in Harris County, Texas, January 2003-March 2004 Common name Scientific name Total tested Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata 376 American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos 23 Loggerhead Shrike Lanius ludovicianus 14 House Sparrow Passer domesticus 119 Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottus 99 Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura 278 Rock Dove Columba livia 48 Inca Dove Columbina inca 38 Great-crested Flycatcher Myiarchus crinitus 1 Carolina Chickadee Parus carolinensis 3 Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor 2 Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula 84 Orchard Oriole Icterus spurius 3 American Goldfinch Carduelis tristis 1 Common name No.
She examines the way Mourning Dove, Jessie Fauset, Alice Dunbar-Nelson, Anzia Yezierska, Edna Ferber, and Fannie Hurst used marriage plots to address political issues and struggles pertinent to their communities.
One of the most noted aspects of Mourning Dove's Co-ge-we-a, The Half Blood: A Depiction of the Montana Cattle Range has been her collaboration with Lucullus V.
This time of year the unfortunate mourning dove is the only live target available for hunters with a passion for wingshooting.
He writes of the first flight of a mourning dove, an intriguing tree he calls the Church Tree where he goes for meditation, the treasure of a hummingbird on a nest, the scattering of the ashes of his parents high on a mountain, and an encounter with a coyote while walking with his granddaughter.
I still have a soft spot for the old gun because with it, I actually hit my first honest-to-God mourning dove while it was actually airborne.
Mourning Dove, recollecting early Okanogan reservation days, cautioned against "the gossiping tongues of the old women of the village, who were always ready with cruel criticism." [3] True, there's a bit of criticism that takes place among those sitting on the lawn chairs and bleachers surrounding the dance floors.
Why is it called a mourning dove when it produces such a lovely cry?
The Mourning Dove (Zenaida macrcnira) is one of the most abundant birds in North America, with estimates of about 475 million individuals during the 1980s (Tomlinson el al., 1994) and 279 million more recently in 2016 (Seamans, 2017).