What is another name for a turtle dove?

  • A mourning dove correct

    Turtle doves derive their name because of the sound that they make which sounds like the Latin word for "purr" but the more pessimistic nickname for these little lovebirds is a "mourning dove" which gets its name also from the sound it makes. It may depend on the bird though. Since they travel in pairs, I'm sure some do purr in happiness while others mourn their bachelorhood.

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