Mourning Dove

 

 

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This was a Mourning dove raised by humans since birth. He was a runt. His feathers never achieved the faded beige color seen in wild adult Mourning Doves. His nature was still wild, bill sharp and pecked at everyone and every bird he came into contact with. His behavior was too wild to mate with ringneck doves since he spent all of his time pecking the females in the head.