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Taped in Greenwood, Texas in January 2001

FIELD IDENTIFICATION: The Mourning Dove can be found year-round in Wise County.  It has a tapered body, and a pointed, long, white-edged tail.  There are several dark spots on the wings (see photo below), and one spot below the eye.  On some birds you can see a light purple-pink iridescence on the side of the neck (visible in photo below).  In late summer and fall it can be seen in flocks of 50 or more.

        Photo by Claire Curry