baby mourning dove enters the world. After a few minutes of assisting
the chick in getting out of the egg, the parent dove will remove
both halves of the eggshell from the nest. Only a few minutes after
hatching, the baby dove gets it's first meal. Parent doves excrete
"crop milk"--a nutritious meal for the chicks. But, the
process doesn't look terribly pleasant for either party.
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