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Palomo deportivo. Rock Pigeon

Columba livia domestica

Description:

Estos palomos están pintados de diferentes colores para ser identificados en las competiciones deportivas.

Habitat:

Granjas

Notes:

La colombicultura es un deporte ecológico en el que los palomos son admirados y puntuados tanto por su belleza, en el caso de los “palomos de raza”, como por su habilidad en el vuelo y persistencia en el cortejo de la hembra, los llamados “ palomos de pica”. http://www.colombimurcia.com/ Monteagudo, Murcia

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6 Comments

Wild Things
Wild Things 11 years ago

Lovely

p.young713
p.young713 11 years ago

Beautiful bird!

Isabela
Isabela 11 years ago

Dear Alice, thank you so much for your kind comment. The earthquake struck Lorca, a town 50 miles from home, where 8 people died and caused a lot of damage. My nephew's house has fallen down but fortunately he wasn't in. In the city of Murcia where I live we only felt the shaking. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_Lorca_...

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 11 years ago

Isabella, I just heard about the Earthquake in Spain! Are you all right? Was it near you? I never got to tell you that I sent your video on Pigeons to him as he is very much interested. This grandson is the one holding the Screech Owl in a snowstorm, Caleb.

Isabela
Isabela 11 years ago

Hi Luc, these variety of pigeons are also gray or whitish but the owners paint them so that they can recognize them when they are flying in pigeon racing. Have a look at this site: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homing_pige.... And thank you for your interest and comments.

LucBertrand
LucBertrand 11 years ago

Oh! what a beautiful specimen of pigeon, I had never seen with colors like that :) They are very beautiful , here they are just gray or whitish .

Isabela
Spotted by
Isabela

Murcia, Murcia, Spain

Spotted on May 9, 2011
Submitted on May 9, 2011

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