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dove

a bird which together with the pigeon forms the large bird family Columbidae. There appears not to be a clearcut distinction between the two groups and some types have alternative names, one of them a pigeon, the other one a dove. They vary in color, but mostly within the range of gray, through cream and light brown to a deep beige, sometimes with markings. The legs are clean of feathers.
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Trace one dove onto each piece of construction paper and decorate them using your art materials.
Mourning doves are monitored as part of national call-count and breeding bird surveys.
She shares her home with her husband, daughter, weekend grandson, two dogs, a cat, three inside birds, and sixty homing doves.
In cafeteria trials, previous work has indicated that Mourning Doves and other dove species prefer small, round seeds such as white proso millet (Panicum miliaceum; Hayslette and Mirarchi 2001, De Nagy Koves Hrabar and Perrin 2002), and consume relatively few large-seeded species such as corn (Zea mays) and sunflower (Helianthus annuus; LeBlanc and Otis 1998, Hayslette and Mirarchi 2001).
VICTORVILLE - Dove hunters can expect excellent gunning in most areas of Southern California thanks to winter rains, which produced lots of natural feed and excellent nesting conditions for mourning and white wing dove.
April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Dove Awards were handed out last night in Nashville for the 34th Annual Dove Awards with singer songwriters Nichole Nordeman and Michael W.
Working with its non-profit partner, Covenant House California, HBO's Digital Doves program began in 2003 with the idea to provide homeless and at-risk youth ages 18-24 with the basic tools, skills and knowledge they need to explore filmmaking as a means of self-expression.
This study estimates annual survival for free-ranging White-winged Doves with subcutaneously implanted radio-transmitters, and tests the concept put forth by Guthrie & Lusk (2004) that using radio-transmitters for estimating survivorship may negatively bias estimates.
Limit: 10 doves per day, total of 20 over two or more days
At first, we tried to discourage this little mama dove from nesting in the spot she picked, because there just wasn't enough room on the tiny four-inch ledge for a nest.
In spite of a series of tropical thunderstorms that drenched portions of the desert area in July - and threats of more heavy rains before the opener - dove numbers appear to be higher than last year at this time in most areas.
Figure at least five shots for every bird (with a daily bag limit of 10 doves and 20 in possession), if not seven shots to one bird, or more.