No.903 Rock Dove Columba livia


Rank : 1
Introduced (Resident)
Introducedspecies of domestic Rock Dove; descended from the wild Rock Dove as found inEurope and in central Asia; improved for edible use and for carrier pigeon.Abundant in urban districts and public squares, the species are veryvariable individually in colour and pattern; three phases from light-greysimilar to original wild Rock Dove to brownish and darkish colour phases. AV-shaped wing pattern in soaring differs from that of Oriental Turtle-Dove.

Rock Dove (Adult)

Rock Dove (Close-up)