Thursday, 18 December 2014

Feral Pigeon.

The Feral Pigeon (Columba livia domestica) originates from the wild Rock Dove and is a widespread resident of our towns, cities and parks.

Due to the high density populations in urban areas they are often considered a nuisance but possibly no worse than a large flock of Canada Geese or the very noisy Ring-necked Parakeets!

Feral Pigeons can be found on every continent except Antarctica and their plumage has a multitude of different colours, including metallic greens, bronzes and purples on the neck, as well as exquisite wing patterns but the 'Blue-bar' version is almost identical to the 'pure' ancestral Rock Dove.  FAB.

Linking to Saturday's Critters