Photograph by De Jong & Butynski
Altitude 1240 m asl
A pair of Feral Pigeons.
Rock Dove feeding along with a standard color pigeon.
White doves flying over the Whangarei airport.
Pigeons and doves constitute the bird clade Columbidae, that includes some 310 species. They are stout-bodied birds with short necks, and have short, slender bills with fleshy ceres. Doves feed on seeds, fruits, and plants. This family occurs worldwide, but the greatest variety is in the Indomalaya and Australasia ecozones.