Mourning Doves are graceful, slender-headed, and large-bodied birds, commonly seen across the United States. These birds are typically gray or beige in color with dark or black spots near the tail. They have dark eyes and a dark beak. Mourning Doves can easily be confused with Eurasian Collared-Doves, which by comparison have a dark ring around their necks, or white-winged doves, which have white color under their wings and dark streaks under both eyes. Their soft, drawn-out calls can be described as a low cooing, and when taking off, their wings make a sharp whistle.