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Brown Rock Dove aka Rock Pigeon (Columba livia) | by warriorwoman531
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Brown Rock Dove aka Rock Pigeon (Columba livia)

The Rock Dove (Columba livia) or Rock Pigeon, is a member of the bird family Columbidae (doves and pigeons). In common usage, this bird is often simply referred to as the "pigeon". The species includes the domestic pigeon (including the fancy pigeon), and escaped domestic pigeons have given rise to feral populations around the world. Wild Rock Doves are pale grey with two black bars on each wing, although domestic and feral pigeons are very variable in color and pattern.


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Taken on July 11, 2012