Mourning Dove

Mourning Dove

Description of the Mourning Dove

The Mourning Dove is covered in various hues of brown and tan with dark spots.  This allows them to blend into the ground or low lying shrubs that they call home.  They are plump birds with small heads and long tails.  Mourning Doves may remind you of a better mannered more delicate pigeon.

Longevity and Molting of the Mourning Dove

 

Family Life of the Mourning Dove

What Do Mourning Doves Eat?

Mourning Doves will eat most of their diet off the ground or perhaps a platform feeder.  Because their habitat is ground-cover and low-lying shrubs they prefer backyards free of cats and other predators. Mourning Doves enjoy White Proso Millet, Black-oil Sunflower, Safflower and Sunflower Chips the Classic Blend and Birds Gone Wild are both sure to be appreciated by these beautiful songbirds.