Doves

The Mourning Dove is a tan and gray pigeon-like bird with black spots and white tips on their wings. They have a familiar low mournful song and are seen in groups.

They are scavengers and eat wild seeds, weeds, fruits, acorns, and insects. They also will take advantage of readily-available food in platform bird feeders. They will eat a variety of black oil sunflower, hulled sunflower, millet, milo, nyjer, safflower or nutrasaff and corn products.

Thank you to The Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Orthinology, Ithaca, New York who provided the picture and audio.