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.
Some of these include the black -capped chickadee, the mourning dove, the red-winged blackbird, the cardinal, the blue jay, the white breasted nuthatch, the tufted titmouse, the American goldfinch, the ruby-throated hummingbird, and of course, the robin.
Notes: a mandatory pre-bid conference will be held on dec 19, 2017 at mourning dove water treatment plant, 2836 garden street, titusville, fl 32796.
Nowadays, I often sit outside drinking my coffee in the morning and listen to the soft cooing sound that the mourning dove makes.
The book is filled with quotes and messaged from notable Native Americans such as: Chief Crowfoot, Crazy Horse, Chief Seattle, Chief Tecumseh (Crouching Tiger), Chief Dan George, Sitting Bull, Mourning Dove, Black Elk, Luther Standing Bear, and many others.
A few minutes later, a mourning dove was sitting in the planter, right on top of the eggs.
Population of Mourning dove has increased considerably during the last decade and it is considered one of the most important game species in Cuba.
Identical satellite points for vegetation surveys among nests were used for multiple nests when satellite survey centers were within 15 m of each other, which occurred for 11 other nest pairs (six mourning dove, four northern mockingbird, and one brown thrasher nest pairs).
2009) documented Benghal dayflower (Commelina benghalensis) seed survivability in the guts of mourning dove (Zenaida macroura; a species closely related to white-winged doves), while Olin et al.
This sunny morning, when the sky's so blue, The freckled light glints on the waves like love, No promises to keep, no deeds to do, The sturdy bridges soaring high above, Like something lasting past the world's reprove, An unseen music tingles down my spine, A song cooed sweetly by some mourning dove, Some brand new words to The Water of Tyne: "Though all your old friends are departed now There's plenty left to live for anyhow.
But, shotgun or no, all three of us pitched into that humongous gray mound of mourning dove after each outing (no 10-bird limits back then) as the elders flaked out, beer in hand, in Virgil's ranch-style house with its industrial-strength air conditioning.
In the blink of an eye, the now exceptionally confused mourning dove was snatched up in the prop wash of the mighty Rolls Royce T56-425 engine and hurled down to the deck and straight back-right toward the maws of several Hornets waiting behind the JBDs.