- Common Name: Rock Pigeon
- Scientific Name: Columba livia
- Type: Birds
- Size: Length, 12.5 in
ABOUT THE ROCK PIGEON
This exceedingly factor city pigeon is well-known to every single urban inhabitant. Diverse feathered creatures were produced over hundreds of years of close taming. Polytypic (12 ssp.; choose in North America.). Length 12.5″.
A medium-estimate reduced pigeon with long wings and a short tail. Flying creatures most nearly looking like their wild progenitors are dim with head and neck darker than back, and an unmistakable white posterior. Dark tips on the more noteworthy coverts and secondaries shape strong dark bars on internal wing, and there is a wide dark terminal band on the tail. Grown-up male: metallic green and purple radiance on the neck and bosom; iris orange to red; orbital skin blue-dim; charge grayish dark; and feet dull red. Grown-up female: like male, however radiance on neck and bosom more confined and stifled. Adolescent: for the most part browner, needs radiance; orbital skin and feet dark.
Call: a delicate coo-cuk-cuk-cuk-cooo.
Status and Distribution
The stone pigeon was presented from Europe by early pioneers; it is currently boundless and regular all through the United States and southern Canada, especially in urban settings. Gregarious and framing huge groups, it nourishes on gifts and grains amid the day in city stops and open fields; perches on structures during the evening. Groups or generally uprooted pigeons can be found a long way from human advancement. Reproducing: settle is approximately built of twigs and leaves, basically on structures, for example, window sills, spans, and in outbuildings; has 2 white eggs.
Essentially connected with human advancement and subject to individuals for sustenance and sanctuary.