|Cat Name :||Dove|
|Common Name :||Mourning Dove|
|Scientific Name :||Zenaida macroura|
|Other Name(s) :||Western Turtle Dove, American Mourning Dove, Rain Dove, Carolina Pigeon, Carolina Turtledove|
|Physical Description :||
Mourning Doves are light brown or gray, with a short, black beak. The male’s head is blueish-gray. The tail is long and tapered, and juveniles are usually colored darker then the adults.
|Physical Statistics :||
Length: 9 – 13 Inches (23 – 34 Centimeters)
Mourning Doves live in open woodland and are active during the day. They spend a good deal of time on the ground, searching for food like seeds and grasses.
|Social Organization :||
Mourning Doves are solitary except when raising young and mating.
|Approval Level :||None; Mourning Doves are very common in the forest.|
|Kill Difficulty :||Low;
Mourning Doves have a sharp beak but are round bodied and not particularly athletic.
|Training Level :||Advanced;
Mourning Doves fly, so the best time to get them is when they come down to feed.
|Hunting Tactic :||Birds|
|Food Quality :||High; Mourning Doves are large and nutritious.|