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The Mourning Doves Coo
Begins Season Of Nesting and Feeding

The Mourning Doves Coo may sound sad, but bird watchers know it signals the beginning of this birds habits of nesting, claiming territory, and raising young.


Slimmer than pigeons and about 12 inches in length. Mourning Doves have a soft gray-brown body and a gray patch on the head.

Black dots on their wings and a single black spot behind and below the eyes.

A long tapered white-edged tail that is conspicuous in flight.

Feeding Habits

Common at bird feeders. Try scattering bird seed on a tray or platform feeder to aid in attracting them to your yard for a close up look. Cracked corn works well and is an inexpensive bird seed.

Mourning Doves birds prefer open land with scattered trees and shrubs.

Except for wetland and dense forest, mourning doves can be found most anywhere.

They are one of the most widespread and adaptable North American birds.

Heated Ground Bath
The best garden habitat includes open lawn, herbaceous borders, and flower beds, with scattered patches of trees and shrubs.Include a source of water close to the ground (see right) in addition to providing bird seed and you should be able to attract these birds all year.

Mourning Dove Nesting Habits

A loosely built nest of twigs, grass, weeds and pine needles.make up the nesting materials Doves use. In fact, this loose pile of twigs is so lightly put together that often you can see through it from the bottom.

If the Dove is startled and flies off the nest too quickly, the eggs could fall from the nest. Bird watchers would be wise to wait until the eggs have hatched before approaching any nest.

Nest abandonment is very common with these birds. If they feel any threat from predators whether human or animal, they may go elsewhere to nest abandoning both eggs and nestlings. Bird watchers need to exercise caution.

The nest can be found 5-25 feet above the ground, often in the crotch of a shrub or tree. Laying 2 white eggs that are incubated for 14-15 days. The young will leave the nest in 12-14 days.

Mourning Doves have been known to reuse the same nest for five sets of eggs in a single season. Usually 2 - 3 broods raised each season.

You can try attracting doves to nest near you by placing a Nesting Shelf attached to a tree or your house.

Mourning Doves Doves, along with Pigeons, produce a food called pigeon milk (not really milk) by glands in the crop of the adult bird. The parent opens its mouth wide, permitting the nestling to stick its head inside to feed on the nutritious food.

In the wild, the adult birds feed primarily on waste grain. These include corn, wheat, grass, and weed seeds.

You can attract these birds to your feeder by supplying white and red proso millet, oil-type sunflower seeds, and cracked corn.

Important Mourning Dove Nesting Information

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Unlike most birds, Doves incubate their eggs continually. Since the male and female look alike, it appears the same bird is incubating the eggs the whole time.

Actually, the male does a daytime shift and the female does the night shift. If you are not around during the change, it appears the same bird has been on the nest the whole time.

Not to worry, the switch was made while you were not looking.

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Often people worry about when one of the birds die. These birds are perfect prey for cats because they feed mostly on the ground. Sometimes the surviving bird will attempt to incubate the eggs, or continue feeding the nestlings.

This is a difficult task for a single bird and often unsuccessful.

In due course, the surviving mate will find a new mate. Since they nest several times a season it's possible they will raise a successful brood in the same season. While it's sad to lose these birds in your yard, be comforted knowing they will mate again.


The average lifespan of first year doves is 1 - 1.5 years. First year doves have a mortality rate of 60 - 75 percent and adults have a mortality rate of 50 - 60 percent. For any songbird the first year of survival is the most difficult. Doves that survive their first year can live on average 4 - 5 years.

Predators include: birds, snakes, squirrels, cats and hunters.

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Penny and Benny

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I ...

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Mourning Doves in Door Wreath  Not rated yet
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Doves Nesting In Breezeway Planter  Not rated yet
April 11th, 2008

Hi Ya'll,

My wife thought this set of doves were a fake bird that I had placed in the planter.

It was really funny when we found ...

Lovey's Nest On Gazebo  Not rated yet
One day in very late March, I was out on the deck and noticed that some brush had blown up and gotten stuck in the cross pieces of the gazebo.

The next ...

Our Family Of Doves  Not rated yet
One day last spring I notices a nest in one of my potted plants that is on my balcony.

I decided to leave the nest there not knowing at the thime whether ...

Happy Spring!  Not rated yet
I begun to hear the peaceful hum of mourning doves in early March. But, it wasn't until Easter morning when I decided to pop open the windows for the first ...

Windowsill Dove Nesting  Not rated yet
My story starts about 18 years ago, when my daughter was 8 years old.

One day in April we heard a woo coming from outside her window. When we looked,...

Doves Nesting In My Schefflera On Balcony  Not rated yet
I have a Schefflera plant on my third story balcony. I go out there frequently to water my plants.

The other day I noticed a nest in my plant but no ...

When Me And Birds Cross Paths  Not rated yet
I had Killdeer, Blue Jays, Crows, and Mourning doves nest all around my home.

The sad thing is all of them were either hurt or abandoned. Every-time ...

Mourning Dove Using Robin Nest Several Years  Not rated yet
We moved into our home 3 years ago in April(0'5) and on top of a window ledge were some Robins nesting.

When they left the nest we never climbed up ...

Update on Astro Nut  Not rated yet
It is now Tuesday September 11, 2007 and I have good news for the ending of my story on Astro Nut, The baby that flew before he could fly.

He flew across ...

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