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Mourning Dove

Mourning Doves love backyard bird feeders! They enjoy a variety of seeds including sunflowers, millet, and milo seeds. They also like cracked corn.


  • Gray-brown overall with buffy-tan underneath. 

  • Black spots on the wings and black-bordered white tips to the tail feathers.

  • Small dark bill.

  • Long pointed tail. 


  • Seeds, forages on the ground. 


  • Prefers open woodlands.

Preferred Nest:

  • Nests in trees.

Backyard Birdhouse:

More Facts:

  • The Mourning Dove is the most widespread and numerous game bird in North America.

  • Sexes are similar in appearance. 

  • Diet is 99% seeds. 

Link for more information: Mourning Dove

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