Plumage/Description: Male and female plumage similar. Overall tan-brown plumage, with a small amount of green iridescence on the neck. Black spots on the wings. Mourning Doves have a long, tapered tail that is outlined with black and white markings.
Habitat: Suburban, Residential, Grassland, Oak/Chaparral, Pinyon/Juniper, Ponderosa/Coniferous, Riparian/Deciduous
Time of year: Year-round
Relative Abundance: Common
Behavior: One of the most abundant species, found in every habitat. Usually occurs in pairs, or small flocks. Common backyard bird at feeders, where it prefers white-proso millet, but will also eat other seed ingredients including Black-oil Sunflower seeds.
Diet: Seeds, insects
Similar species: White-winged Dove, Eurasian Collared-Dove
Best Sites: Willow Lake, Heritage Park, Acker Park, Watson Woods