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Name: Danielle
Status: student
Age: 16
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Date: Saturday, August 31, 2002



Question:
I have a ringneck female dove and she laughs and makes other funny noises besides cooing I was just wondering why they do that and do they like to be covered when they sleep?


Replies:
Danielle,

Most bird species have what is termed a "call" and a "song" in their vocalizations. Ringneck doves have both. The coos are the song which are most often associated with reproduction behaviors, and this species has a number of vocalizations that they exhibit that would be described as calls. Calls seem to be interspecies communications.

Steve Sample


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