Doves live in a wide variety of different habitats, from tropical rain forests to deserts. Different species usually live in different ecosystems. Some species live only in the rain forests of Brazil, while others live across meadows and grasslands of North America.
These birds inhabit swamps, savannas, woodlands, atolls, islands, mountains, deserts, and more. Many species also live in urban areas, like parks, gardens, farms, and cities.
These birds inhabit nearly every landmass on Earth, with the exception of Antarctica, some areas of the Sahara desert, and the northernmost reaches of the Arctic Circle. They are a varied and diverse group of birds.
Some species live across massive expanses of land, while others inhabit a tiny area of an island or group of islands. There are dove species throughout North, Central, and South America, as well as Eurasia, Africa, Australia, and the surrounding islands.
White-winged Doves live in urban and suburban areas of the southern U.S, where they possibly taking advantage of bird feeders and artificial heat sources in cities. The doves seem to have found an expansive new habitat type to which they are well adapted cities and town
The Dove eats mostly grains and other agricultural crops like wheat, sunflower, corn, and safflower. It also eats fruits and large seeds from plants like spurge, panic grass, bristle grass, Mexican jumping beans, Chinese tallow, leather weed, saguaro, lime prickly-ash, Brasil, privet, pigeon berry.
Doves consume small stones to help pulverize plant material in their gizzards, and they may eat snails and bone fragments as a source of calcium.
Doves usually build nests out of small sticks and twigs, and place them on the ground, in trees, on ledges, or on man-made structures. They lay one or two eggs, and incubate them for about two weeks depending on the species.
The male chooses the territory and the general nesting site, while the female selects the specific nest site, usually on a tree branch or crotch under heavy shade. In cities, the doves choose large ornamental shade trees like pecan, live oak, and ash.
Both parents care for the chicks, and the chicks usually develop very quickly. In many dove species, the young begin to fly when they are just two or three weeks old. By the time they are a month old, many doves are already independent of their parents.
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Reference source: animals.net; allaboutbirds.org