Log Out | Member Center

84°F

84°/54°

MOURNING DOVE

  • Published Saturday, Sep. 1, 2012, at 4:37 p.m.

Zenaida macroura

Birds that fare well in deserts, mourning doves are one of the few species of Kansas wildlife that probably benefited from this summer’s drought.

Heavy rains and high winds often disrupt dove production by destroying their flimsy nests.

Two to three clutches of two or three young birds are common in Kansas.

With the pheasant population very low, Kansans may shoot more doves this fall than any other kind of bird.

Subscribe to our newsletters

The Wichita Eagle welcomes your comments on news of the day. The more voices engaged in conversation, the better for us all, but do keep it civil. Please refrain from profanity, obscenity, spam, name-calling or attacking others for their views. Please see our commenting policy for more information.

Have a news tip? You can send it to wenews@wichitaeagle.com or consider joining the Public Insight Network and become a source for The Wichita Eagle.

Search for a job

in

Top jobs