The mourning dove is probably the most common bird in the United States and North America. A prolific breeder, it is one of the most hunted birds too, yet its population never seems to decrease. Unlike other doves and their pigeon relatives, this species is a survivor! This one was photographed near the shore of the Salton Sea in Southern California.
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