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Melissa Mayntz

The Second Day of Christmas

By December 15, 2012

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Every day until December 25 I will be helping you grow your birding family knowledge, since the holidays are all about family.

On the second day of Christmas, my true love gave to me... Two turtle doves.

All doves are part of the Columbidae bird family, a family filled with many beautiful pigeons and doves and very widespread members, just like many of our own families. And of course we all have our less than perfect family members, just as the rock pigeon isn't always the most welcome of Columbidae birds! Are they welcome at your feeders? Share your pigeon experiences in the comments!

Mourning Dove
Photo Carly Lesser & Art Drauglis


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