Monday, April 26, 2010

Mourning Dove

The Mourning Dove is plentiful in the Panhandle. It is related to the Rock Dove (pigeon), White-Winged Dove, Euro-Collared Dove, and ground dove. There are lots of stories out there, but this dove actually gets its name from its mournful coo-ing sound. Some people consider it to be a bad omen if one of these doves flies into a room.