A type of nighthawk?

by s
(Phoenix, AZ)

Woke this morning to this bird on block fence. We thought it was a nighthawk, due to his size, shape, behavior. But, in later looking at the very blurry attached photos, he doesn't have the usual markings of a nighthawk, but instead seems predominately grey, at least in the morning shadows, and his beak seems longer. When he turned his back to us and stood up we could see white underbelly. I'm sorry about the quality of photos: I took them asap without glasses on and through a window! Will try again tomorrow

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Feb 05, 2016
Morning Dove NEW
by: Sandra from Phoenix

It looks like a Morning Dove. I've only seen Night Hawks out at sunset & night of course. We've had a lot of doves in our yard from Morning, Inca, & White Wings.

Sep 15, 2015
Thank you
by: Anonymous

Thank you!
Never have seen such a fluffed up dove, esp. in Sept. in Arizona! Thanks again.

Sep 15, 2015
a type of nighthawk?
by: Brook

Hi, I think I agree with with Aunt Giki, it does look like a huddled Mourning dove. No doubt it was a bit chilly and fluffed up so it could keep warm.

Sep 14, 2015
Bird ID
by: AuntGiki

looks like a mourning dove to me

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