Zenaida macroura | mourning dove


Other Names: American mourning dove, rain dove, Carolina pigeon, Carolina turtledove

The mourning dove is less common than the other doves you see in Hawaiʻi. It was brought to Hawaiʻi from North America around the mid-1960s where it was released at Puʻu Waʻawaʻa. It was named after the mournful sound of its call. They are only about one foot long and light grey-brown in color with black spots on their wings.