This popular Iowa bird is prevalent in southwest Iowa but makes its home in towns and the country everywhere. Buildings its nest primarily in conifer trees, the tiny dove hatches from three to four broods a year.
Moorman, Robert B.
"The Mourning Dove,"
Iowa Farm Science: Vol. 20
, Article 6.
Available at: https://lib.dr.iastate.edu/farmscience/vol20/iss2/6