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Zenaida macroura carolinensis

Mourning Dove
Zenaida macroura carolinensis
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Zenaida macroura carolinensis ('Mourning Dove')
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclass: Gnathostomata
Class: Aves
Subclass: Neornithes
Infraclass: Aves
Superorder: Psittacimorphae
Order: Columbiformes
Suborder: Columbae
Family: Columbidae
Genus: Zenaida
Series: Amniota
Species: Z. macroura
Subspecies: carolinensis
Binomial name
Zenaida macroura carolinensis
(Linnaeus, 1766)

Zenaida macroura carolinensis is a subspecies within the kingdom Animalia, family Columbidae. English vernacular for Zenaida macroura carolinensis is Mourning Dove.

Vernacular Names

  • Czech: Káně černohrdlá
  • English: Mourning Dove · Mourning Dove (Mainland)
  • Spanish: Águila colorada


Similar Species


  • Zenaida macroura carolinensis


Name Status

Name status: accepted name.
Latest taxonomic scrutiny: 26-May-2005
Source: ITIS Global, Dec 2014
Some taxonomic info derived from IOC.[1]


E US, Bahamas and Bermuda Breeding range: Breeding range: Breeding range: NA, MA widespread w British Columbia (Canada) to sc Mexico e USA, Bermuda, Bahama Is.

  • Reported here: Antarctica, Bahamas, Belize, Bermuda, Canada, Canada:Ontario, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Mexico:Oaxaca, Mexico:Tamaulipas, Nicaragua, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States.

Map showing distribution of observations of Zenaida macroura carolinensis.




Song, Wing Noise. natural vocalization; song from a bird perched on a wire at the edge of secondary forest, and wing noise as it took off upon my approach. This version of the song has a couple of more notes than is typical for this species. Background sounds: none Date recorded: May 22, 2012. Latitude: 28.899 Longitude: -81.808 Elevation: 66 feet. Location: Emeralda Marsh Conservation Area, Lake Co., Florida USA. Citation: Andrew Spencer, XC109033. Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/109033. ©Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0}
Song. Background sounds: * Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)· Date recorded: May 02, 2012. Latitude: 35.7143 Longitude: -83.8427 Elevation: 3281 feet. Location: Foothills Parkway, Walland, Tennessee USA. Citation: Mike Nelson, XC100197. Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/100197. ©Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5}
Song. Background sounds: * Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)· * Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)· Date recorded: February 09, 2011. Latitude: 35.8589 Longitude: -84.0948 Elevation: 492 feet. Location: Knoxville, Tennessee USA. Citation: Mike Nelson, XC71560. Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/71560. ©Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0}
Song. Background sounds: * Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)· * American Robin (Turdus migratorius)· * Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)· Date recorded: May 23, 2010. Latitude: 33.7595 Longitude: -84.3117 Elevation: 984 feet. Location: Decatur, Atlanta, Georgia USA. Citation: Stuart Fisher, XC57207. Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/57207. ©Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5}
Song. Background sounds: * Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)· * Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)· * Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)· * Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)· Date recorded: December 30, 1899. Latitude: 35.849 Longitude: -84.151 Elevation: 328 feet. Location: Cove Park, Knoxville, Tenneessee USA. Citation: Mike Nelson, XC53901. Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/53901. ©Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0}

More Information


  • Catalog of Life Identifier: 7a86e4aeb56831dde209283e8850b6a0
  • GBIF: TaxonID: 6179181 TaxonKey: 13890251
  • ITIS: 177126
  • Namebank ID: 591528
  • SP2000 Accepted Name Code: ITS-177126
  • ZipcodeZoo CritterID: 406562


  1. International Ornithologists’ Committee. IOC World Bird List 5.2 doi 10.14344/IOC.ML.5.2 link


  • Pets: their history and care. With illus. from life./i New YorkHolt1917 url p. 114, p. 372.
  • Pets; their history and care, /i New York, H. Holt and company, 1917. url [1], [2].


  • Brands, S.J. (comp.) 1989-present. The Taxonomicon. Universal Taxonomic Services, Zwaag, The Netherlands. Accessed January 9, 2012.
  • Global Biodiversity Information Facility. Accessed March 14, 2008. http://www.gbif.org Mediated distribution data from 5 providers.
  • Peterson, Alan P. Zoological Nomenclature Resource. Accessed June 19, 2009.

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