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Name:Mourning Dove
Scientific Name: Zenaida macroura
Habits and Habitat:Dove prefer open fields with forest edges. Although many doves migrate through Arkansas in fall, doves can be found in the state all year.
Habit:This dove's name comes from its sad-sounding call. Dove are often seen gathering along power lines and in the limbs of dead trees in Arkansas in fall.
The mourning dove is a pleasure to both birders and hunters. Their erratic flight makes them a challinging target, and their soft calls are music to any nature-lover's ears.
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