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Mourning Dove
Zenaida macroura

The most abundant dove in the United States, the Mourning Dove is also the most widely hunted and harvested game bird.

The name comes from the familiar, although easily overlooked song, a low-toned moaning cooah, coo, coo, coo.

Image, Audio: Copyright © 2000 Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY.
Artist: Larry McQeen. Recordists: Gregory F. Budney & Robert C. Stein