Mourning dove foods in semi-desert, south-central New Mexico

TitleMourning dove foods in semi-desert, south-central New Mexico
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1974
AuthorsDavis C.A.
JournalJournal of Wildlife Management
Date Published1974
Call Number00606
Keywordsarticle, articles, Aves, Zenaida, diet, bird, Mourning Dove, food habits, Mourning Dove, journal, journals, Mourning Dove, foot habits
AbstractThe objective of this study was to identify principal foods of mourning doves (Zenaida macroura) in an uncultivated area of south-central New Mexico. Leopold (1921) named some foods in uncultivated areas near Albuquerque, but did not report proportions of the various items eaten. The only other report forma n uncultivated area in New Mexico (Griffing and Davis, 1974) identifies some dove foods in a shrubland in the southeastern corner of the state.