Latest Rock Pigeon Stories

2015-01-08 23:02:28

As January temperatures plummet, many wonder how so many pigeons continue to survive in frigid conditions.

Mutant Gene Responsible For Pigeons' Funky Hair-Dos
2013-02-01 11:09:29

According to a new study in the journal Science Express, an international team of researchers has sequenced the entire rock pigeon genome, and made some interested discoveries in the process.

Image 1 - For Pigeons, Visible Traits Don't Necessarily Coincide With Genes
2012-01-20 05:37:10

Pigeons display spectacular variations in their feathers, feet, beaks and other physical traits, but a new University of Utah study shows that visible traits don't always coincide with genetics.

Latest Rock Pigeon Reference Libraries

2008-02-06 15:04:43

The Common Bronzewing (Phaps chalcoptera), is a species of pigeon in the bird family Columbidae. It is native to Australia and is one of the most common pigeons in the country. It is capable of living in almost any habitat, with the possible exception of very barren areas and dense rainforests. Males of the species have pale-yellow to yellow-white foreheads, and pink breasts. Both males and females have an easily visible white line around and close to their eyes. Common Bronzewings also...

2006-09-11 13:38:49

The kererû or New Zealand Pigeon, Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae, is a bird endemic to New Zealand.The kererû belongs to the family Columbidae, and the subfamily Treroninae, which is found throughout Southeast Asia, Malaya, Africa and New Zealand. They are commonly found in native forests (lowlands in particular), scrub, rural and city gardens and parks. New Zealand Pigeons are large pigeons weighing up to 30 ounces. They are typical like most pigeons. They have a small head, a straight...

2006-09-01 13:29:42

The White-headed Pigeon, Columba leucomela, is a pigeon native to Australia. It is also known as "Baldy" and "Baldy Pigeon". The pigeon's habitat is from Cooktown, Queenstown to southern New South Wales. It can commonly be found in tropical regions, subtropical rainforest, scrub, watercourses and street trees. The size of the pigeon varies from 15.2 to 16.4 inches. Plumage consists of a white head and breast with glossy back area. The wings and tail are black. The bill is red with a...

2006-09-01 13:17:40

The Stock Pigeon, Columba oenas, is a member of the family Columbidae, doves and pigeons. This bird is a migrant in the northern part of its European and western Asiatic range. Elsewhere it is a well distributed and often plentiful resident. It haunts less open country, although it prefers parklands to thick woods. It is also common to coastal areas where the cliffs provide holes for nesting. The Stock Pigeon is similar in likeness to the Rock Pigeon. It perches well, and in nuptial...

2006-09-01 13:15:32

The Rock Pigeon, Columba livia, is a member of the bird family Columbidae. It has a restricted natural resident range in western and southern Europe, North Africa, and into southwest Asia. The domesticated Rock Pigeon, known as the feral or domestic pigeon, has been widely introduced elsewhere, and is common all over the world. The species was first introduced to North America in 1606 at Port Royal, Acadia (now Nova Scotia). The Rock Pigeon is 11.5 to 14 inches long with a 24.5 to 26.75...

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