This is a ring-necked dove, being held.

The dove's habitat is a dry open nest. They are also raised in zoos and by breeding organizations. The dove's classroom habitat is in a silver cage with a bar, food, water dish, and a box to sleep in. The dove's geographic range started in Asia and has spread to Africa and Europe and then on to the New World. The food in the classroom is birdseed and water, the food in the wild includes worms, moths, crickets, earthworms, chopped vegetables and fruits, and birdseed. The predators of the dove are snakes and other bigger birds.

The dove lays up to three eggs. The eggs take three weeks to hatch. The dove can live up to twenty years old. The dove cares for its young by staying with the young until the doves are old enough to fly by themselves. Then the mother dove will leave the baby doves.

The dove I did my report on has a ring around its neck, it eats with its eyes closed. When you pet the dove's head the dove closes its eyes. When the dove coos, its head moves up and down. At Christmas time some people use two turtle doves to represent their love for each other.

The doves are also related to the pigeons.

This is the dove sitting on a swing.



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