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.
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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.
Hunters may at first have difficulty distinguishing a Eurasian from a mourning dove.
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.
The morning had passed slowly, another ho-hum morning of nothing save a plethora of juncos, chickadees, two cardinals, some blue jays, several Carolina wrens and a lonely mourning dove that should have been gone to Texas months ago.
Bartonella species detected in birds * Bird common name Bird species House sparrow Passer domesticus Boat-tailed grackle Quiscalus major Mourning dove Zenaida macroura Herring gulil ([dagger]) Larus argentatus House finch Carpodacus mexicanus Blue jay Cyanocitta cristata Song sparrow Melospiza melodia Northern cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis Northern mockingbird Mimus polyglottos European starling Sturnus vulgaris Red-winged blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus Brown thrasher Toxostoma rufum Tufted titmouse Baeolophus bicolor Red-bellied woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus Common grackle Quiscalus quiscula Common loon ([dagger]) Gavia immer Red-headed woodpecker Melanerpes erythrocephalus Brown pelican ([dagger]) Pelicanus occidentalis Collared dove Streptopelia decaocto No.
Phylogenetic analyses showed that the Anna's hummingbird poxvirus sequence was distinguished as a unique subclade that showed similarities with sequences isolated from ostrich (Struthio camelus), wild turkey (Meleagris gallopavo), falcons (Falco species), black-browed Albatross (Diomedea melanophris), mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura), and white-tailed eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla).
Authors of some of the pieces include Mourning Dove, Gertrude Bonnin, Pauline Johnson and Maurice Kenny.
A Mourning Dove and Cape May Warbler in Scotland and a Yellowrumped Warbler on Lundy are all high on the list of desirable birds by Britain's twitchers.
Early migratory bird hunting seasons - including September Canada goose, mourning dove, American woodcock and webless species - will be announced soon.