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Pigeon

Columbidae

Description:

I would never normally take a picture of a pigeon, but the colours on this one where just Beautiful, So I could not resist.

Habitat:

Pigeons and doves are distributed everywhere on Earth, except for the driest areas of the Sahara Desert, Antarctica and its surrounding islands and the high Arctic.

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Feral Pigeon
Columba livia Rock Pigeon


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11 Comments

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 10 years ago

You are welcome, Sean.

Wild Things
Wild Things 10 years ago

Lovely colours.

SeanWeekly
SeanWeekly 10 years ago

Thank you for the update Harsha...

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 10 years ago

Only pigeons can do this. :)

SeanWeekly
SeanWeekly 10 years ago

Ha ha thanks for the comment Carolina. Quite amazing I never knew this either. I do not know whether all birds produce this type of milk. Lets wait to here back from Ava :)

Carolina
Carolina 10 years ago

They make milk!? I didn't know that!
(all birds produce that kind of milk, or just the pigeons? (sorry if its a silly question))

SeanWeekly
SeanWeekly 10 years ago

Ava you are right, something everyone takes for granted eg a pigeon has some very fascinating information.

SusanEllison
SusanEllison 10 years ago

it is almost like the pigeons is on center stage, right? perfect shot!

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 10 years ago

Your welcome. Isn't natural selection just amazing?

SeanWeekly
SeanWeekly 10 years ago

Wow Ava! Thank you for the information, that's an amazing fact to know. I will never look at this "common" birds in the same way. Thanks again :)

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 10 years ago

But pigeons are really so amazing; why not take their pictures? Here's a bit from Wikipedia about the "milk" they make to feed their young:
Crop milk bears little resemblance to mammalian milk, being a semi-solid substance somewhat like pale yellow cottage cheese. It is extremely high in protein and fat and contains more of it than cow or human milk.[4]It has also been shown to contain anti-oxidants and immune-enhancing factors. [5] Both male and female adult birds produce crop milk and share in the feeding and care of the young.

SeanWeekly
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