Fish-line Entanglement of Nesting Mourning Dove, Zenaida macroura

Glenn H. Parker, Chris G. Blomme


We give a detailed account of monofilament entanglement in nesting material of a gravid female Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) which resulted in death. Such incidents substantiate the hazards of anthropogenic materials and the need to dispose of them with due diligence.


Zenaida macroura; Mourning Dove; monofilament; fish line; avian anthropogenic hazards

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