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Shirley Morter-Thomason

Horseheads, NY, United States


Unusually unexpected

Leucistic Mourning Dove / Turtle Dove

I believe this is a Leucistic Mourning Dove. Seen at our bird feeder since Christmas Eve day. We usually have about four doves show up. But have had anywhere from 15 to 25 of them at one time. Have seen one other with the white spots.

2 replies on “Leucistic Mourning Dove / Turtle Dove”

Ellie Evans says:

Is turtle dove the same as mourning dove or a separate species?

Texas Bird Family says:

Turtle Dove is a nickname for Mourning Dove.

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