The Mourning Dove is also called as Turtle Dove OR American Mourning Dove OR Rain Dove. It is one of the most abundant and widespread of all North American birds. The wings can make an unusual whistling sound upon take-off and landing. The bird is a strong flier, capable of speeds up to 90 kmh.
Mourning Doves are light grey and brown and generally muted in color. Males and females are similar in appearance. The species is generally monogamous, with two young per brood. Both parents incubate and care for the young. Mourning Doves eat almost exclusively seeds, but the young are fed crop milk by their parents.