The mourning dove ( Zenaida macroura ) is a member of the dove family (Columbidae). It has five subspecies . The number of mourning doves is about 475 million. They are found in North America . Mourning doves are light grey and brown, and males and females look similar .
The mourning dove is hunted both for sport and meat. Up to 70 million birds are shot in the United States every year. Its mournful woo-oo-oo-oo call gives the bird its name. The bird is a strong flier , and can fly at up to 88 km/h (55 mph).