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Feral pigeons


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  • Variants

    • Blue rock (Bird)
    • City pigeon
    • Common pigeon
    • Feral dove
    • Feral rock pigeon
    • Field pigeon
    • Free-flying pigeons
    • House pigeon
    • Link (Bird)
    • Park pigeon
    • Rock (Bird)
    • Skinnum
    • Street pigeon
    • Town pigeon
    • Urban pigeon
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  • Sources

    • found: Work cat.: Johnston, R.F. Feral pigeons, 1995:p. vii (Taxonomically, Rock Pigeons, Columba livia, include domestic pigeons and free-living feral pigeons, as well as the wild Rock Pigeons of Europe, North Africa, and southwestern Asia) pp. 15-16 (when we say feral pigeon, this includes names such as "street pigeon," "city pigeon," "house pigeon," "urban pigeon," and others; some speak of ferals as "free-flying domestics"; you will see feral pigeons referred to as Columba livia domestica, which is a combination that is, nomenclaturally, wholly unrecognized; you will find both domestics and ferals designated as "Columba livia var. domestica" and sometimes even "Columba livia var." Others have used the convention of form or forma, as Columba livia f. domestica and Columba livia forma urbana; these combinations are invalid and misleading. The only valid scientific name for feral pigeons is Columba livia; the preferred vernacular name is "feral pigeon")
    • found: Goodwin, D. Pigeons and doves of the world, 1983:pp. 59-62 (Feral Pigeon, Columba livia. Feral Pigeons are derived from domestic pigeons that have strayed, become lost, or been abandoned by their owners. Typically they are similar to wild Rock Pigeons in general shape but often have proportionally narrower bodies, longer tails, broader bills and larger ceres. Other names: Common pigeon, Town Pigeon, Park Pigeon, Field Pigeon, Rock, Blue Rock, Link, Skinnum)
    • found: Johnston, R.F. Feral pigeons, 1998:p. 3 (Rock doves are also called street pigeons, barnyard pigeons, or feral pigeons, and are known by the scientific name Columba livia. They arrived in No. Amer. with European settlers in the 17 cent. as domestic birds, caged and maintained for use at the kitchen table. Individuals periodically escaped confinement. Their descendants today are called feral ("wild") pigeons. When domestic pigeons escaped from captivity they formed a new, free-living biological entity, the feral pigeon. Such birds are often called "domestic pigeons" but they are not domestics; neither are they wild rock doves)
    • found: The Amer. Heritage dict. of the Engl. lang., via WWW, Sept. 1, 2004(rock dove: A bird (Columba livia) native to Europe, North Africa, and Asia but widely distributed elsewhere, having variously colored plumage with iridescent markings on the neck. It is the common pigeon seen in cities and frequently domesticated. Also called rock pigeon)
    • found: Avibase : the world bird database, via WWW, Sept. 1, 2004(Rock Pigeon (Columba livia). Other synonyms: Carrier Pigeon, Common Pigeon, Domestic Dove, Domestic Pigeon, Feral Dove, Feral Pigeon, Feral Rock Pigeon, Homing Pigeon, Rock Dove, Rock dove pigeon)
    • found: LC database, Sept. 1, 2004(ti: Feral pigeons; Birds in the street : the city pigeon book; The public life of the street pigeon)
  • LC Classification

    • QL696.C63
  • Change Notes

    • 2004-09-01: new
    • 2004-10-08: revised
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