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Columba livia domestica
It's a domestic/feral pigeon (Columba livia domestica), but I have no idea which breed.
Liam can probably confirm .
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.
Lets keep our fingers crossed!!
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!
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.
Wow Brandon, i hope it is !! there are only less than 40 remaining in the world.
http://www.avianweb.com/indianmondainepi... 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)
Spotted on May 16, 2012 Submitted on May 16, 2012
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