Mourning doves Have a tan chest and head they also have thin blue rings around their eyes. They also have brown, tan and gray feathers on their backs and black spots on their backs. On the underside of their wings it is gray and on the top side of their wings it is dark gray and brown and the tail feathers are black and white. Mourning doves eat seeds like sunflower seeds and cracked corn. Mourning doves live in the united states and southern Canada in forests, deserts, suburbs and mountains.