Rock Pigeon

Columba livia

Summary 7

The rock dove (Columba livia) or rock pigeon is a member of the bird family Columbidae (doves and pigeons). In common usage, this bird is often simply referred to as the "pigeon".

Distribution 8

Wild Columba livia are native to Europe, North Africa, and southwestern Asia. Feral pigeons are found worldwide, including throughout all of North America. It should be noted that occurrence within this range is not evenly distributed (see habitat).

Biogeographic Regions: nearctic (Introduced ); palearctic (Native ); oriental (Introduced ); ethiopian (Introduced , Native ); neotropical (Introduced ); australian (Introduced ); oceanic islands (Introduced )

Other Geographic Terms: cosmopolitan

Sources and Credits

  1. (c) jim gifford, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), http://www.flickr.com/photos/12015033@N00/2175759757
  2. (c) Mike Pennington, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b7/Columba_livia_Baltasound_Shetland_1.jpg
  3. (c) 2013 Simon J. Tonge, some rights reserved (CC BY), http://calphotos.berkeley.edu/cgi/img_query?seq_num=559970&one=T
  4. (c) 2013 Simon J. Tonge, some rights reserved (CC BY), http://calphotos.berkeley.edu/cgi/img_query?seq_num=559971&one=T
  5. (c) John Sullivan, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), http://www.inaturalist.org/photos/728701
  6. (c) Richard Crossley, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/05/Rock_Dove_from_the_Crossley_ID_Guide_Britain_and_Ireland.jpg
  7. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columba_livia
  8. (c) The Regents of the University of Michigan and its licensors, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA), http://eol.org/data_objects/31387143

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