domestic pigeon


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Noun1.domestic pigeon - domesticated pigeon raised for sport or fooddomestic pigeon - domesticated pigeon raised for sport or food
pigeon - wild and domesticated birds having a heavy body and short legs
fairy swallow - fancy domestic pigeon having blue-and-white plumage and heavily muffed feet
tumbler pigeon, tumbler, roller - pigeon that executes backward somersaults in flight or on the ground
homing pigeon, homer - pigeon trained to return home
squab, dove - flesh of a pigeon suitable for roasting or braising; flesh of a dove (young squab) may be broiled
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Causes of Variability -- Effects of Habit -- Correlation of Growth -- Inheritance -- Character of Domestic Varieties -- Difficulty of distinguishing between Varieties and Species -- Origin of Domestic Varieties from one or more Species -- Domestic Pigeons, their Differences and Origin -- Principle of Selection anciently followed, its Effects -- Methodical and Unconscious Selection -- Unknown Origin of our Domestic Productions -- Circumstances favourable to Man's power of Selection.
In other avian species, derotational osteotomy and bilateral external fixation applied to the tibiotarsal bones were performed to treat rotational deformities in a domestic pigeon and an African grey parrot (Psittacus erithacus), but without success.
E ctoparasites of Domestic Pigeon (Columba livia domestica, L innaeus) in Zaria, Nigeria Reseach journal parasitology, 3: 79-84.
GENETIC DIVERSITY OF THE DOMESTIC PIGEON (Columba livia) IN LORICA, COLOMBIA USING GENES THAT ENCODE PLUMAGE COLOUR
Certain elements of nuptial displays and vocalizations selected for in domestic pigeon breeds are also to be found in wild species (e.
For those not familiar with Roller pigeons, they are a domestic pigeon bred for an ability to do backwards somersaults in flight.
The plain pigeon is the size of a domestic pigeon with a pale blue-gray color, and dark red beak and legs.
These birds, as you probably have guessed, are the ordinary starling, domestic pigeon, and house (or English) sparrow.
Charles Darwin was the first to show that if you took varieties of domestic pigeon or chicken and crossed them, within three or four generations the birds would look remarkably like their wild ancestors.
Goshawks are widely distributed in the Northern Hemisphere, where the domestic pigeon is also common.

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