scientific name: Zenaida macroura
length: .3-4.5 inches
quantity: 5 right wing
(mostly wild, can be domesticated)
native habitat: North America
also commonly known as:
*mourning doves have a distinctive call sound which lends to their name; their soft, drawn-out cooing sound like laments of sadness. when taking off, their wings make a sharp whistling or whinnying.
they are generally a monogamous species (not a common trait in wild species).
both parents incubate and care for their young. taking turns warming the eggs and foraging for food to feed once the eggs have hatched.