Dove, Rock (including Feral Pigeon)


Name: Dove, Rock (including Feral Pigeon)

Scientific name: Columba livia

Type: Dove

Color: Black,Grey,White

Habitat: Cities,Fields

Size: 32cm

Conservation status:

Resident Breeder


Medium-sized, compact, pale blue-grey pigeon, with two broad black bands across secondaries above and whitish or greyish rump. Underwing white with dark band at rear, black band on outer tail.The ancestor of the Feral Pigeon, some of which are very similar to Rock, others are blackish, whitish or reddish buff, but black bands on wing, white underwing and contrasting tail pattern usually present. Flight very fast; sometimes acrobatic with circling and gliding on lifted wings. Very gregarious.

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