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Flight Speed of the Mourning Dove

Fred G. Evenden, Jr.
Publication Information
Journal: 
Condor
Volume: 
45
Issue: 
3 (May-June)
Section: 
From Field and Study
Year: 
1943
Pages: 
119

Flight Speed of the Mourning Dove.-On July 18, 1942, while driving between Woodburn and Donald, Oregon, I checked the 5ight speed of the Mourning Dove (Zenaidura macrouuu). The bird jumped off the road in front of the car and flew directly in front of it for more than threequarters of a mile at a speed of from 30 to 35 miles per hour. It did not seem to be flying with special effort.-FRED G. EVENDEN, JR., Oregon State College, Corvdlis, Oregon, February 15, 1943. 

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