Home Tweet Home 2016

upload and share photos

Photo Submission

Submitted By

Susan Hembree

Pleasant Gap, PA, United States

Description

This male mourning dove feeds his hour old hatchling for the first time. He also is sitting on a second egg, which hasn’t hatched, yet. The adult’s head bobbed up and down during the feeding; the hatchling following the movement. The body of the adult was heaving as well; regurgitating. I have read that this regurgitation is the production of “pigeon’s milk” for the youngling.

Category

Feeding Time

Species
Continue Browsing

Tag:

First Feeding

A male mourning dove feeds his newly hatched baby.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Explore

Nearby Submissions
Recently Liked
  • No Results Yet.

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Cornell Lab of Ornithology