Rock Dove Pigeon


Columbia livia
Rock Dove (Pigeon)

Identification

Male/Female:
aries greately from solid white to solid black and everything in between. Most birds have a dark grey head with hints of iridescent colors along the neck; their body is light grey with two charcoal wing bands; the tail and wings are dark grey with black bands, and the rump is white. Stands approximately 13" or 33 cm tall.

Voice: Soft descending kooooo kooooo .

Food: Seeds and grain.

Nest/Eggs: A flimsy nest of twigs, grass, straw and debris, on high ledges, crevices of buildings, or bridges, they are usually found in colonies. 1-2 eggs.

Did you know that pigeons were introduced to North America in the 1800's. They now are prevalent everywhere, especially in urban areas.