Mourning Dove

Photo of mourning dove, adult female

Many predators eat mourning doves. The eggs and chicks often fall prey to snakes, hawks, and skunks and other mammals. Like rodents, doves reproduce at a high rate and live but a short time. Only 40 percent of doves hatched in a given year survive until the next breeding season.

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