Definition of mourning dove in English:

mourning dove

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noun

  • A North and Central American dove with a long tail, a grey-brown back, and a plaintive call.
    • Zenaida macroura, family Columbidae
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    • Of course, we still have our year-round chickadees, titmice, cardinals, woodpeckers, mourning doves and song sparrows.
    • Passenger pigeons looked like mourning doves, but more colorful, with wine-red breasts, green necks and long blue tail feathers.
    • Although this is desert, there is an incredible diversity of bird life along the river and in other areas of the park - mourning doves, American kestrel falcons, nighthawks and brown thrashers are just a few of the birds that call it home.

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