Weekly Nature Question #6: What Species Of Bird Is This?

My Weekly Nature Question is about my asking for help from the blogosphere (and other internet users) to learn about species living in Angeles Forest and to share that learning with others.  I’m really hoping that this turns out to be a viable and meaningful way to share knowledge.

The answer to last week’s butterfly question turned out to be a Cabbage White Butterfly.  As more information is shared, it will appear on the Cabbage White Butterfly Forest Life Page where there are already links to more information.

I’d like to extend thanks to:

Blogger Auntie Beak for identifying the butterfly and providing a link to further information on it.  Thanks also to Sue of the blog Backyard Biology for confirming Auntie Beak’s identification.

This week nobody sent me any links to blog articles and I was unable to find any through the search feature in the WordPress reader.  If you notice this post and have written (or decide to write) a post on the Cabbage White Butterfly, send me a link and I will add a link to this forest life page and create a reference page like this one to your blog.

This Week’s Question:  What species of bird is this?

March 2012

March 2012

Photo taken from the Upper Sunset Ridge Trail

March 2012

March 2012

Photo taken from the Upper Sunset Ridge Trail

March 2012

March 2012

Photo taken from the Upper Sunset Ridge Trail

13 thoughts on “Weekly Nature Question #6: What Species Of Bird Is This?

    • I looked at the time stamps on the photos and they say I snapped them just before 10 am. So, I guess they are mourning dove’s after all :). I’m going to need to research the origin of their name however. Is this the British spelling of “morning” or are they sad birds?

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  1. Yep. That’s a mourning dove. It’s one of the most common birds in the U.S.

    In Spanish, it’s called “paloma,” from which Palomar Mountain gets its name.

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