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A September Mourning Dove's Nest

J. D. Graham
Publication Information
Journal: 
Condor
Volume: 
40
Issue: 
1 (January-February)
Section: 
From Field and Study
Year: 
1938
Pages: 
40

A September Mourning Dove's Nest

In a list of nesting dates of the Western Mourning Dove (Zenaidura macroura marginella) in Grinnell, Bryant and Storer's "The Game Birds of California" (p. 595) three September nestings of this species are recorded. However, all of these September records are from southern California. It might therefore be of interest to report a nest with small young from which I flushed a Mourning Dove, at Benicia, Solano County, California, on September 10, 1937. This nest was in a heavy growth of shoots coming from a eucalyptus stump.

J. D. Graham

Benicia, California, September 24, 1937

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