Flashcards in Dove Biofacts Deck (29)
3 1/2 - 5 oz.
5 1/2- 7 inches long
DO: Fossil evidence has been found from ___ in California and ____ in Arizona
LaBrea Tar Pits; Pleistocene deposits
DO: Breed from ___ to ____
Canada to the Bahamas
DO: Where do they spend their winters?
California to Georgia, and south of Panama
DO: When do they start to migrate?
DO: Fly at what times during the day?
morning and late afternoon
DO: average how many miles a day?
DO: When is migration completed?
DO: What determines their range?
Available food, and roosting cover
DO: How many fly together?
20 or more
DO: Monogamous or promiscious?
DO: Which sex incubates the eggs?
DO: When does mating start? (south, north)
january or February in the south, March or April in the north
DO: How big are the eggs?
28 mm by 21 mm
DO: Nests are placed how far off the ground?
DO: When does the male sit on the eggs and when does the female sit on the eggs?
male during the day; females during the night
DO: What do young drink?
DO: What is the largest mortality factor acting on dove?
DO: Hunting takes what percent of the fall population?
DO: All factors result in a loss of __ to ___ of adult birds
DO: Average life span
DO: Fly up to how many miles to feed in grain fields?
DO: Is the need for water high or low?
DO: Water should be within how many miles?
DO: Is space a limiting factor?