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DO: Length

11-13 inches

2

DO: Weight

3 1/2 - 5 oz.

3

DO: Wingspan

5 1/2- 7 inches long

4

DO: Fossil evidence has been found from ___ in California and ____ in Arizona

LaBrea Tar Pits; Pleistocene deposits

5

DO: Breed from ___ to ____

Canada to the Bahamas

6

DO: Where do they spend their winters?

California to Georgia, and south of Panama

7

DO: When do they start to migrate?

September

8

DO: Fly at what times during the day?

morning and late afternoon

9

DO: average how many miles a day?

15 miles

10

DO: When is migration completed?

December

11

DO: What determines their range?

Available food, and roosting cover

12

DO: How many fly together?

20 or more

13

DO: Monogamous or promiscious?

Monogamous

14

DO: Which sex incubates the eggs?

Both

15

DO: When does mating start? (south, north)

january or February in the south, March or April in the north

16

DO: How big are the eggs?

28 mm by 21 mm

17

DO: Nests are placed how far off the ground?

5-25 feet

18

DO: Incubation

14-15 days

19

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

20

DO: What do young drink?

pigeon milk

21

DO: What is the largest mortality factor acting on dove?

hunting

22

DO: Hunting takes what percent of the fall population?

30-35%

23

DO: All factors result in a loss of __ to ___ of adult birds

50-70%

24

DO: Average life span

1-1.5 years

25

DO: Fly up to how many miles to feed in grain fields?

15 miles

26

DO: Is the need for water high or low?

high

27

DO: Water should be within how many miles?

12-18 miles

28

DO: Is space a limiting factor?

no

29

DO: Dove may use the nests of other birds such as the __, __, and __

Robin, blue jay, English sparrow