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Feral Pigeon

Comlumba livia


Feral pigeons also called city doves, city pigeons, or street pigeons, are derived from domestic pigeons that have returned to the wild.The domestic pigeon was originally bred from the wild Rock Dove, which naturally inhabits sea-cliffs and mountains. Rock (i.e. 'wild'), domestic and feral pigeons are all the same species and will readily interbreed.


Feral pigeons find the ledges of buildings to be a substitute for sea cliffs, have become adapted to urban life, and are abundant in towns and cities throughout much of the world.

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Neilen Joyce
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Neilen Joyce

Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Spotted on Feb 24, 2013
Submitted on Mar 4, 2013

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