Rock Pigeon

(Columba livia)

Conservation Status

 

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  IUCN Red List

LC - Least Concern

     
  NatureServe

NNA - Not applicable

SNA - Not applicable

     
  Minnesota

not listed

     
           
           
 
Description
 
 

 

 
     
 

Size

 
 

12 to 13 in length

28 wingspan

 
     
 

Voice

 
   
     
 

Similar Species

 
     
     
 
Habitat
 
 

Urban areas, agricultural areas, railroads

 
     
 
Biology
 
 

Migration

 
 

 

 
     
 

Nesting

 
 

 

 
     
 

Food

 
 

 

 
     
 
Distribution
 
 

Nativity

 
 

Europe, North Africa, and western Asia

 
         
 

Occurrence

 
 

Common to abundant year-round resident

 
         
 

Maps

 
 

The Minnesota Ornithologists’ Union All Seasons Species Occurrence Map

 
         
 
Taxonomy
 
  Class Aves (birds)  
 

Order

Columbiformes (pigeons and doves)  
 

Family

Columbidae (pigeons and doves)  
 

Subfamily

Columbinae  
 

Genus

Columba (old world pigeons)  
       
 

Subordinate Taxa

 
 

Arabian Rock Pigeon (Columba livia palaestinae)

Egyptian Rock Pigeon (Columba livia schimperi)

Feral Pigeon (Columba livia domestica)

Hume’s Blue Rock Pigeon (Columba livia neglecta)

Iranian Rock Pigeon (Columba livia gaddi)

Oasis Rock Pigeon (Columba livia dakhlae)

Rock Pigeon (Columba livia atlantis)

Rock Pigeon (Columba livia canariensis)

Rock Pigeon (Columba livia intermedia)

Rock Pigeon (Columba livia livia)

Rock Pigeon (Columba livia nigricans)

Saharan Rock Pigeon (Columba livia targia)

Senegal Rock Pigeon (Columba livia gymnocyclus)

 
       
 

Synonyms

 
 

Caprimulgus minor

 
       
 

Common Name

 
 

Unitl recently, the official English name for Columba livia has been Rock Dove. In common usage, even by ornitholigists, it has always been called a “pigeon.”

In 1992 the British Ornithologists’ Union (BOU) changed the English name from Rock Dove to Rock Pigeon. In 2003, to conform with the BOU, the American Ornithologists’ Union (AOU) did also. The IOC World Bird List used the English name Rock Pigeon from 2004 to 2011. With the release of Version 2.9 of the World Bird List, the IOC changed the name to Rock Dove. This was done to avoid conflict with Petrophassa, a genus of doves native to Australia and using the name Rock Pigeon.

In North America, the correct English name remains Rock Pigeon… for now.

 
       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
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  Rock Pigeon  
     
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Other Videos
 
  Two Feral Pigeons (Columba livia) / Zwei Stadttauben [Straßentauben]
Peiselkopp
 
   
 
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Published on Jan 9, 2013

Two Feral Pigeons (Columba livia) / Zwei Stadttauben [Straßentauben]

12.12.2012
Fig Tree Pocket, Queensland, Australia

Camera: Panasonic Lumix GH3
Lens / Objektiv: Panasonic Lumix G X Vario PZ (PowerZoom) 45-175mm

   
       
  Male Rock Pigeon Dancing To Impress The Females
79mattdavis
 
   
 
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Uploaded on Dec 11, 2011

This male rock pigeon(Columba livia) is dancing and strutting to impress the females.

   
       
  Rock Dove Walks Cooing ドバト群れの雪面歩行♪(冬の野鳥)
sigma1920HD
 
   
 
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Published on Mar 28, 2013

A flock of Rock Dove (aka Rock Pigeon; Columba livia, family Columbidae) walking around the snowy park, waiting for the feeding time. You can also hear them cooing. Mid-February 2013 in Japan.

日本語による詳細はブログをご覧下さい。
http://sigma-nature-vlog.blogspot.jp/2013/03/blog-post_5622.html
雪面を歩くドバトの鳴き声♪【冬の野鳥】

   
       
  Feral Pigeon (Columba livia) / Stadttaube [Straßentaube]
Peiselkopp
 
   
 
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Published on Jan 8, 2013

Feral Pigeon (Columba livia) / Stadttaube [Straßentaube]

12.12.2012
Fig Tree Pocket, Queensland, Australia

Camera: Panasonic Lumix GH3
Lens / Objektiv: Panasonic Lumix G X Vario PZ (PowerZoom) 45-175mm

   
       
  big beautiful rock dove pigeon california finch family 1080p
Kevin Christensen
 
   
 
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Published on Apr 27, 2013

No description available.

   
       

 

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