Columba livia

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Noun1.Columba livia - pale grey Eurasian pigeon having black-striped wings from which most domestic species are descendedColumba livia - pale grey Eurasian pigeon having black-striped wings from which most domestic species are descended
pigeon - wild and domesticated birds having a heavy body and short legs
genus Columba, Columba - type genus of the Columbidae: typical pigeons
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Great as the differences are between the breeds of pigeons, I am fully convinced that the common opinion of naturalists is correct, namely, that all have descended from the rock-pigeon (Columba livia), including under this term several geographical races or sub-species, which differ from each other in the most trifling respects.
Abstract: This study was conducted to compare the effects of 3 different sedative agents on electroretinography (ERG) in domestic pigeons (Columba livia).
Interestingly, several species nesting in Sidi Reghis forests are mainly subservient to open areas (Calandra lark Melanocorypha calandra, Maghreb lark, Wood lark Lullula arborea, Eurasian skylark Alauda arvensis, Cirl bunting Emberiza cirlus and rock bunting Emberiza cia) and urban land (white stork Ciconia ciconia, rock dove Columba livia, European turtle dove barn swallow Hirundo rustica, common house hartin Delichon urbicum and house sparrow).
Extraction of Hameoproteus columbae (Haemosporina: Haemoproteidae) antigen from rock dove pigeons (Columba livia) and its use in an Antibody ELISA.
Domestic pigeons (Columba livia domestica) are mainly reared in houses and their management, feeding, breeding is quite economical and associated with humans in every place around the world.
Urban Pigeons (Columba livia) as a Potential Source of Pathogenic Yeasts: A Focus on Antifungal Susceptibility of Cryptococcus Strains in Northeast Brazil.
An experiment was carried out to estimate the effect of different energy levels of diets on weight of body and other parameters of the body of pigeon (Columba livia domesticus).
In helminth infected pigeon (Columba livia) histopathological findings revealed architechtural designtegration of muscularis layer, destruction of crypt and Brurnner's glands, serosal necrosis, migratory tunnels formed along with fibrosis, villus atrophy and necrosis and infilteration of mononuclear (lymphocytes and macrophages) inflammatory cells in lamnia propria were noticed.