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Rock (Feral) Pigeon

Columba livia
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Length: 13 in. (32 cm )
This non-native species was introduced to North America 100s of years ago. It is only found around human habitation as it apparently cannot find food or shelter elsewhere. It is a prolific breeder with four to five broods a year. The flat nest of stems and leaves is placed on a ledge, under eaves or bridges. It occurs together in often large flocks, and in some cities is the staple diet of Peregrine Falcons. Its natural color is grayish, but a wide variety of colors from white to black can be seen.

The four-digit banding code is ROPI.

Male | Barb Winterfield


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Urban city
Bird Sound Type: Buzzing
Sex of Bird: Male
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  • Article: Rock (Feral) Pigeon
  • Author(s): Dr. Biology
  • Publisher: Arizona State University School of Life Sciences Ask A Biologist
  • Site name: ASU - Ask A Biologist
  • Date published: July 13, 2017
  • Date accessed: July 19, 2024
  • Link: https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/rock-feral-pigeon

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Dr. Biology. (2017, July 13). Rock (Feral) Pigeon. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved July 19, 2024 from https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/rock-feral-pigeon

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Dr. Biology. "Rock (Feral) Pigeon". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 July, 2017. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/rock-feral-pigeon

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Dr. Biology. "Rock (Feral) Pigeon". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 Jul 2017. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 19 Jul 2024. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/rock-feral-pigeon

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