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Message of the Mourning Dove
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Seeing a Mourning Dove evokes anything but sadness.


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The Mourning Dove was named for the male’s gentle voice. As the dove’s mellow cooing reaches our ears, it may sound forlorn. Mourning Doves are common in suburban environments and along roadsides, adapting well to human habitation. On a warm, lazy, summer afternoon, the Mourning Dove’s voice seems to speak more of serenity than sadness, and of a familiar, peaceful connection to nature.

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