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Bird Identification: CLOSED: Baby Mourning Dove?

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wingwoman

wingwoman
Aurora, CO
(Zone 4a)

August 16, 2012
7:08 AM

Post #9243319

Was wandering in the flower bed this morning and startled this little guy. He flew up to only to the fence then came back down and began pecking around. Not afraid of me at all, and hung out for quite some time, posing pretty for me. It seems awfully late in the season for babies to be wandering around. Is this a Mourning Dove? I love these birds.

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Chillybean

Chillybean
Near Central, IA
(Zone 5a)

August 16, 2012
10:21 AM

Post #9243515

What a darling! Yes, it is a juvenile Mourning Dove, it has the spots on the wings, blue eyering.

In Iowa they are late breeders, too, sometimes going into September.

wingwoman

wingwoman
Aurora, CO
(Zone 4a)

August 16, 2012
10:32 AM

Post #9243524

Thanks so much. We get a lot of them around here, and I love to listen to their coo coo coo in the evenings. They look like little soldiers. I noticed an adult up on the wire, possibly keeping watch, while baby is walking practically between my feet. Very nice early morning gift.

Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

August 16, 2012
3:21 PM

Post #9243909

If there's a reliable food supply, and it's not too cold, pigeons and doves will breed all year round.

Resin

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