What Sounds Does a Dove Make?

Doves can make a variety of sounds depending on the type of dove. The most common sound is a call. Calls vary from species to species, but they often have a distinct “coo” sound in them.

In addition to calls, doves also make sounds called songs. These are often used to attract mates in the wild. Songs also vary depending on species, but they can be accompanied with other mating displays such as bowing and puffing out the chest. Doves can also produce sounds that are not direct vocalizations. The sound of wind through a dove’s wings can create a whistling sound as they take off and land. Doves clap their wings together during some displays, which also makes a distinct sound.