Mourning doves primarily consume seeds, which make up over 90 percent of their diet. Their diet commonly includes the seeds from plants such as ragweed, sunflower, wheat, millet, corn and pokeweed. Occasionally, mourning... More »

Doves live throughout the Americas; different species inhabit various areas of the United States, South America and Canada, and sometimes live in different places during the year. Mourning doves, also called American mou... More »

Mourning doves, also referred to as turtle doves, tend to mate for life. The birds are generally monogamous, with both parents working together to care for and incubate the young in their brood. Mourning doves are prolif... More »

Rock doves or feral pigeons eat seeds and grains that they pick up from the ground. Pigeons are also opportunistic and will eat cake, popcorn and bits of bread. They have been known to eat discarded animal protein such a... More »

White doves feed primarily on seeds. Rocket Swag lists popcorn kernels, millet and sunflowers as particularly suitable. Grit in the form of crushed oyster and egg shells should be provided separately. Soft foods, such as... More »

The northern cardinal's diet consists primarily of insects, seeds, grains, fruit and sap. The official bird of seven U.S. states, the cardinal is a popular presence at backyard bird feeders all across the country and in ... More »

In the wild, finches eat a varied diet of seeds, leaves, fruits and shoots. Some varieties of finches also eat spiders, insects and worms. This dietary variation provides them with the wide array of nutrients that they n... More »