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Rock Pigeon Feathers

Columba livia


Grey feather with black tip and many small white ones. Tail feather of the common pigeon.


Found lots of feathers in a pile. Don't know what happened here.

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1 Comment

FeatherEnthusiast a year ago

Great find! I agree with your ID. It looks like the pigeon was caught by a hawk(if you look up videos you can see how they pluck the birds they eat), or possibly a cat or similar animal, though I've never seen a cat pluck feathers as well as a hawk. It's curious how there only seems to be one tail feather and only a few wing feathers!

Kentucky, USA

Lat: 38.03, Long: -84.49

Spotted on Aug 14, 2016
Submitted on Aug 26, 2016

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