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Mourning Dove – Reflections of the Pure World

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Birds & Birding in Costa Rica: (Species Weblog #18) – Costa Rica’s nationwide motto and tourism slogan, “La Pura Vida” loosely interprets to Stay Life or Take pleasure in Life. With over 900 fowl species recorded right here, there may be definitely tons to get pleasure from! Be part of with me as I information you thru the scenic wonderland that’s Costa Rica. From the slow-moving waters of the Coastal Mangrove Wetlands to the heights of the Talamanca Páramo, over 300 species of birds shall be featured on this weblog collection. **A few of this Weblog Sequence photographs (all taken by me) could have been taken in different close by nations.

A Reflections of the Pure World Weblog Publish Sequence by Jim Acquire


The Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) is likely one of the most considerable fowl species in North America. Its distribution varies with seasonal actions. Whereas it’s current year-round within the southern components of its vary, in Canada, it’s primarily seen through the summer time. In Central America, Mourning Doves are present in just about all of Mexico, Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Belize, extending south to Costa Rica and northern Panama. These doves winter all through a lot of their breeding vary, with the bulk wintering within the southern U.S., Mexico, and south by way of Central America to western Panama. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service estimates that there have been roughly 161 million doves within the U.S. as of September 2022, with various abundance amongst administration items.

Mourning Dove Distribution Map (from eBird)

Whereas the Mourning Dove was NOT noticed throughout our go to in February (2024), it’s vary and distribution point out it’s a a lot anticipated species and can doubtless be seen in future journeys. I’ve noticed them within the US, Mexico, Belize and Guatemala.

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