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One last two-fer for Twosday. The male pigeons were getting a bit amorous (or remaining amorous as they tend to be throughout the year), but the females weren't showing any sign of interest yet. Not that that was discouraging the males much. The ladies would walk away from them, but the males...
Common Pigeon / Feral Pigeon
Very common of course, but I haven't seen this colouration on a common pigeon before.
Image cropped, re-sized, levels adjusted and minimally sharpened.
Thank you for your kind appreciation of my previous posts.
The Rock Dove is the ancestor of the domestic pigeon and is usually referred to as a “pigeon.”
Rock Doves have been domesticated for several thousand years.
The “True Rock Doves” scarcity today, is due to constant interbreeding with feral and domestic pigeons. They are natural coastal birds...
Rock Dove (Columba livia) Call it, heads or tails. Tails have it, although the one on the bottom does not seem willing to accept the toss result (lol). Yeti Polk Park, west side of downtown Belton, Bell County, Texas, USA. Open park with scattered pecan trees along Nolan Creek at ca. 151 m...
Rock Pigeon (Columba livia) I was waling along the banks of Rio Piloto and this pigeon was sitting on a large bolder along the river berm and I could not resist taking its picture. Puerto Jeli, El Oro Province, Ecuador. Low tide along Rio Piloto in Puerto Jeli at ca. 0.5 m (1.6 ft) elevation.
Well, I suppose the purists might say it's a Feral Pigeon, but I'm counting it as a Rock Dove;)
Towards the top of of this reserve is a cleft in the cliffs with a sloping bit of grass and at the back is a cave where you often find the Puffins, none this day apparently as I've got no...