AnAge entry for Zenaida macroura

Classification (HAGRID: 01345)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Aves (Taxon entry)
            Order: Columbiformes
                Family: Columbidae
                    Genus: Zenaida
Species
Zenaida macroura
Common name
Mourning dove

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
31.3 years (wild)
Source
ref. 427
Sample size
Large
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

Annual adult mortality is about 55% [0444]. In the wild, record longevity from banding studies us 31.3 years [0427]. Like for some other doves, the breeding patterns of these animals depend on latitude with animals along the Gulf Coast being able to breed throughout the year [0445].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
90 days
Male sexual maturity
80 days
Incubation
14 days
Clutch size
2 (oviparous)
Clutches per year
5
Weight at hatching
5 g
Adult weight
119 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
Not yet available
Basal metabolic rate
0.7360 W
Body mass
123.0 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.005984 W/g

References

External Resources

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ITIS 177125
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 47245
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