Mourning Dove

Zenaida macroura
A Mourning Dove specimen on display in the exhibit "Birds of D.C."

DC Information

Abundant summer resident and fairly common winter resident, found throughout the area. Breeds from early in April to early in September. Sexes are similar.

Specimen Information

In the exhibit, the male (above) is on the left.
Date:  4/14/1875
Collected By:  Dr Rothrock
Locality:  Arlington, VA
Sex:  Male
Catalog ID:  202692
The female in on the right in the exhibit (not in this image) is likely represented by this record.
Date:  1/17/1886
Collected By:  CW Richmond
Locality:  Alexandria Co, VA
Sex:  Female
Catalog ID:  121451