Blog Archive: Doves

Birdorable European Turtle Dove

12 Days of Birdorable: Two Turtle Doves

December 2nd, 2010 in Doves, 12 Days of Birdorable No comments

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.

Two Birdorable Turtle Doves

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.

Birdorable Two Turtle Doves iPhone 3 Case Birdorable Turtle Dove T-Shirt
iPhone 3 Case Basic American Apparel T-Shirt

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!

Birdorable Mourning Dove

Bonanza Bird #10: The Mourning Dove

July 16th, 2010 in Doves, Birdorable Bonanza 2010 4 comments
Birdorable Mourning Dove

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!

Mourning Dove...up close and personal
Mourning Dove by Joanne-V

Tomorrow's bird is a small green bird that's widespread throughout Europe, north Africa and south-west Asia. Can you guess what it is?