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Re: E-M:/ RE: Doves are not songbirds



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Enviro-Mich message from "Bill Tobler" <williamtobler@critterswoods.org>
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I'm not impressed by this techno-babble.
For my purposes, a song bird is a bird that sings.
For my purpose, a Mourning Dove is a song bird.

Rane is not a "Ms".



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> Enviro-Mich message from "Amanda Hathaway" <ahathaway@mucc.org>
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> Ms. Curl and other Enviro-Mich readers:
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> The mourning dove is NOT a songbird. There are about 30 orders of 
birds
> in the world representing over 10,000 species. Songbirds, or 
passerines,
> belong to the order passeriformes. This group includes many families 
of
> birds including, but not limited to, swallows, warblers, wrens, 
finches,
> larks, nuthatches, thrushes and blackbirds. Mourning doves belong to 
the
> order columbiformes. This group of birds includes dove and pigeon
> species. Comparing the mourning dove to a songbird is like saying a
> whitetail deer is a rodent. Both examples are completely different
> groups of animals with many distinct characteristics and traits.   
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> Enviro-Mich message from Rane Curl <ranecurl@engin.umich.edu>
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> On Thu, 30 Oct 2003, Wil Cwikiel wrote:
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> ...snip...
> > From my perspective (i.e., focus on protecting the environment), 
dove
> > hunting would have no adverse impacts on populations or ecosystems.
> > Accordingly, I've always had a problem with understanding the
> opposition
> > to a dove season in Michigan.  So please educate me.
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> It is really very simple. The mourning dove is a songbird, and people 
do
> not think songbirds should be gamebirds. If you understand why 
songbirds
> are protected, you have the answer to your question.
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> --Rane L Curl
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