Tuesday, July 26, 2016

American Passenger Pigeon?

American Passenger Pigeon? No. Just a Mourning Dove. But the birds are not so different.

Why do we romanticize the Passenger Pigeon and barely cast a second glance at the Mourning Dove? It's like romanticizing the wolf when it was not here, while putting a bounty on the coyotes up the road.

Mourning Doves are extremely prolific, laying as many as 4-6 clutches a year, with two eggs placed in a rickety stick nest, generally set in a small tree or a thick tangle of vines.

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