Today we introduce a new species of Birdorable dove – it’s our Ring-necked Dove!
Ring-necked Doves are common across their range, which covers most of the southern half of Africa. Their trilling call is a common sound heard on the African savannah. They are also found in forest, scrub, and plantation habitat.
These birds feed mostly on seeds and fruit, taking insects on occasion. Ring-necked Doves are monogamous and both parents take part in caring for the eggs and raising their chicks.
Tomorrow’s new species is the main ancestor of the modern domestic chicken. You can guess the species from this easy clue, can’t you?
Today’s new addition to Birdorable is a colorful species in the dove family. The Pink-headed Fruit Dove joins our Birdorable Pigeons and Doves!
Pink-headed Fruit Doves are easily recognized by their pinkish purple heads and green backs. Their breasts have a spiffy white and black border stripe between the pinkish-purple above and the light grey below. Males, like our Birdorable version, have bright colors; females are similar but with duller vibrance.
They are native to Indonesia, where they live in forest habitat and feed on fruits, figs, and berries.
Pink-headed Fruit Doves are also known as Temminck’s Fruit Pigeons. Coenraad Jacob Temminck was a Dutch zoologist who had a hand in describing and naming over forty species for science, including many birds (Temminck’s Hornbill) and mammals (Temminck’s Flying Squirrel).
Tomorrow we’ll add a very rare stork to Birdorable. The species is named after an explorer, not a weather event. Can you guess the species?
On the second day of Birdorable, my true love gave to me ... 2 Turtle Doves and a Partridge in a Pear Tree. Our 12 Days of Birdorable continues today with Two Turtle Doves. The European Turtle Dove is a small species of dove, recognized by the black-and-white cheek patch and red skin around the eyes.
Turtle Doves are featured in “The Twelve Days of Christmas” song as the gift of the second day of Christmas. Turtle Doves appear elsewhere in popular culture, often as a symbol of devoted love.
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This is the second day of our 12 Days of Birdorable holiday event. Our first day featured A Partridge in a Pear Tree. Over the next 10 days we will feature another Birdorable bird for our 12 Days of Birdorable. Be sure to check back each day for this fun event!
For 18 days we're adding a new Birdorable bird every day as part of our Birdorable Bonanza 2010. Today's bird is the Mourning Dove! Mourning Doves are widespread across North America, one of the most abundant birds on the continent. They are ground feeders, feasting on seeds and storing extra food in their crop for later digestion. Mourning Doves are common backyard feeder birds who will often spend hours pecking at seeds while remaining relatively still. Believe it or not, Mourning Doves consume up to 20% of their body weight every day. So that's how they maintain their pleasantly plump profile!
This Birdorable American flag is made of Blue Jays, Northern Cardinals and White Doves. A great design for patriotic birdwatchers and bird lovers across America. The design is shown here on a Ladies Fitted Long Sleeve t-shirt.