Brazil: Where Sounds Abound


(Mourning Dove, Wikipedia)

In the US, one sound that always got to me was that of the Mourning Dove. The IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) puts the threat level of this member of the dove family as LC, or least concern, meaning it’s everywhere and rightly so, since it is known for its prolific breeding habits. So no matter where I moved around the US, their owl-like sound followed me, haunted me, even. After several years, I finally learned to drown it out…for the most part. That skill eventually helped me cope with the sounds of urban Brazil.