rock dove


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rock dove

, pigeon
a common dove, Columba livia, from which domestic and feral pigeons are descended. It has a pale grey plumage with black-striped wings
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
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With each generation of wild-born pigeons came a tendency to more resemble the original rock dove in coloration.
The species with the highest seropositivity (>10% and >1 positive sample) were Rock Doves, Great Horned Owls, Chukar, Northern Cardinals, House Sparrows, and Brown Thrashers.
The trainer may be keen to win races with Rock Dove this season as her dam did not appear to train on at three.
There is a Salisbury double for Desmond Cullen as Westward Leading (Bill Wightman) beats Vladimir (Barry Hills/Jimmy Lindley) in the seller, and Rock Dove (Fulke Johnson Houghton) wins the sprint from Lindley on September Sky (Toby Balding).
ossifragus, 7), Chilean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus chilensis, 4), Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata, 4), Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis, 2), Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos, 2), and one each of the following species: Rock Dove (Columba livia), Belted Kingfisher (Ceryle alcyon), Laughing Gull (Larus atricilla), Herring Gull (L.
Three species comprised 80% of samples (chicken [38%], Rock Dove or Domestic Pigeon [28%], and House Sparrow [16%]).
The collared doves and rock doves too Contribute to the hullabaloo, Then a flash of colour, lovely red, When the bullfinch shows his head.
I realise many don't share my enthusiasm for rock doves. I've heard it all.
Descendants of rock doves, originally cliff dwelling birds, the feral pigeon has adapted well to living alongside humans and is an integral feature of town centres across the country.
Also, 1,418 ring-billed gulls; 102 herring gulls; one Iceland gull; 21 great black-backed gulls; 295 rock doves (pigeons); 236 mourning doves; 12 eastern screech owls, a new high; 11 great horned owls; two barred owls; one northern saw-whet owl; five belted kingfishers; 38 red-bellied woodpeckers, a record; one yellow-bellied sapsucker; 188 downy woodpeckers, a new high; 38 hairy woodpeckers, a new mark; nine northern flickers; five pileated woodpeckers, equaling the record; 792 blue jays; 1,192 American crows, and two common ravens.
Other studies have detected coronaviruses that are genetically distinct from IBV in wild birds, including graylag geese (Anser anser), rock doves (Columba livia), mallards (Anas platyrhynchos), Chinese bulbuls (Pycnonotus sinensis), red-whiskered bulbuls (Pycnonotus jocosus), gray-backed thrushes (Turdus hortulorum), blackbirds (Turdus merula), white-rumped munias (Lonchura striata), and scaly-breasted munias (Lonchura punctulata) (6,7).