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Rock Pigeons


August 15, 2018

Doug Harling

Not the most exotic bird, the Rock Pigeon can vary so much in color they are sure to catch the eye. Next to Sparrows, you probably see more Rock Pigeons around your yard and on your house than any other bird.

Rock Pigeons are in the same family as doves and the two can often be found hanging out together. Pigeons and doves constitute the "Columbiformes" family which includes 42 genre and 310 species. The related word "Columbine" refers to pigeons and doves. Eurasian Doves are the most common in our area and are most likely the ones you will find with the pigeons and are the largest of th...

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