Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/52534

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Columbiformes
Family:Columbidae
Genus:Columba
Genus species:Columba livia

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:31-34 cm
Identification:The rock dove can be a variety of colors from gray to black or even reddish-brown. It has a white rump patch, two black bars across the inner wing, and the under wing is mostly white.
Habitat:Open areas, urban areas
Diet:Herbivore: seeds, berries, grain
Reproduction:After breeding in April-July, females lay two eggs.
Behavior:Rock doves are diurnal.
Status:No special status
Interesting Facts:Rock doves are capable of breeding with domestic pigeons.

Other Information

Geographic:Europe
Northern Africa
Middle East
Date:1975-08 Subjects:Feral rock pigeon
pigeon-like bird
Rock dove
Feral pigeons
Rock pigeon
Pigeons
Columba
Columbidae
Columbiformes
Birds
Vertebrates
Chordata
Feral animals