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The Indian Mondaine

Columba livia domestica


picture courtesy,Nikki.

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Liam 10 years ago

It's a domestic/feral pigeon (Columba livia domestica), but I have no idea which breed.

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 10 years ago

Liam can probably confirm .

BrandonBlount 10 years ago

Will do! I've done some research and there are some wild populations in the western hemisphere, although they aren't pure as what this one appears to be. As they have been "wild" for some time and have been breeding with standard fare pigeons.

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 10 years ago

Lets keep our fingers crossed!!

BrandonBlount 10 years ago

if this is indeed what it appears to be, this is more than a lucky spotting! We can only hope that there is another and that they happen to be a mated pare. What a wonderful thought that is!

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 10 years ago

The Indian Mondaine is a rare breed. In fact, Carl Schoelkopf (the author of below article) states that as of the year 2009, less than 40 of them are currently kept in the Western World.

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 10 years ago

Wow Brandon, i hope it is !! there are only less than 40 remaining in the world.

BrandonBlount 10 years ago I don't dare make a rush judgement on this, however, it appears you may have stumbled on a released indian mondaine pigeon (cross breed from the indian gola)

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Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, USA

Spotted on May 16, 2012
Submitted on May 16, 2012

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