Medium
Photo © friday_christian_3, all rights reserved
parktrail dr., santa rosa, california (Google, OSM)
38.4397701, -122.6560463
Accuracy: 49m
open

Description

i walked up and unexpectedly noticed it perched on a large rock in the middle of a creekbed. the gray feathers allowed it to blend in almost perfectly but i was able to capture a photo even though it is still hard to see.

Apr. 23, 2012 18:03:39 -0700
Logo-eee-15px

Comments & Identifications

5904-thumb
Posted by friday_christian_3 almost 2 years ago (Flag)
1045-thumb

It does look like a mourning dove. Nice effort on the photo, birds aren't easy.

Posted by protecthabitat almost 2 years ago (Flag)
1-thumb
Mourning Dove - Photo (c) Eric Heupel, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
kueda's ID: Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)
Posted by kueda almost 2 years ago (Flag)
1-thumb

Not sure what else it could be. Just doesn't look like a Rock or Band-tailed Pigeon. It's amazing how few research-grade observations we have of Mourning Doves, b/c so few birders bother to photograph common species, so thanks!

Posted by kueda almost 2 years ago (Flag)
1045-thumb

Yes, nice job Christian.

Posted by protecthabitat almost 2 years ago (Flag)
5901-thumb
Mourning Dove - Photo (c) Eric Heupel, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
keegan_kinahan_3's ID: Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)
Posted by keegan_kinahan_3 almost 2 years ago (Flag)
5899-thumb
Mourning Dove - Photo (c) Eric Heupel, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
sackett_bradon_3's ID: Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)
Posted by sackett_bradon_3 almost 2 years ago (Flag)
Sign in or Sign up to add comments
Sign in or Sign up to add identifications

Identification Summary

Mourning Dove - Photo (c) Eric Heupel, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
Community ID: Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)
About
kueda keegan_kinahan_3 sackett_bradon_3 3 people agree

Suggest an ID

Sign in or Sign up to add IDs
Logo-eee-15px
Logo-eee-15px
Logo-eee-15px

Data Quality Assessment

Community-supported ID? Yes
3 people agree
0 people disagree
Date? Yes
Georeferenced? Yes
Photos or sounds? Yes
Is the organism wild/naturalized? Unknown
What do you think?
Yes / No
Does the location seem accurate? Unknown
What do you think?
Yes / No
Does the date seem accurate? Unknown
What do you think?
Yes / No
Quality grade research
Details Hide Details
Logo-eee-15px
Observation © friday_christian_3
Cc-by_small some rights reserved

Is this observation inappropriate, spam, or offensive? Flag this observation

If you think this observation is inaccurate, please add an ID, participate in the quality assessment above, or describe the inaccuracy in a comment.

Logo-eee-15px