Featured wildlife: Mourning Dove
The Mourning Dove (Zenaidúra macroúra) is a common dove found all year in Arden Arcade. These doves' soft, drawn-out, coo-ing calls sound like laments. They tend to perch on telephone wires or other high places and they can fly fast and straight. Since they forage for seeds on the ground, they are vulnerable to outdoor cats. According to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, the oldest known Mourning Dove was over 30 years old.