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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On the Breeds of the Domestic Pigeon. -- Believing that it is always best to study some special group, I have, after deliberation, taken up domestic pigeons.
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.
Robbins's next chapter focuses on the beloved yet maligned domestic pigeon, with the harrowing story of Cher Ami, the pigeon that saved a battalion of 194 US soldiers during World War I.
More common birds such as the domestic pigeon are included too along with emus and cockatoos--but did you know these latter originate from the bush?
Parasites of domestic pigeon (Columba livia domestica) and wild (Columba livia livia) pi-geons in Nigde, Turkey.
The histological and histochemical properties of the ureter in Japanese quail were generally similar to those of the domestic pigeon and European starling except for the presence of connective tissue fibers in the lamina propria and tunica submucosa, isometric longitudinal folds in lumen and scattered muscularis mucosae in the ureter.
J., E ctoparasites of Domestic Pigeon (Columba livia domestica, L innaeus) in Zaria, Nigeria Reseach journal parasitology, 3: 79-84.
Certain elements of nuptial displays and vocalizations selected for in domestic pigeon breeds are also to be found in wild species (e.g.
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.

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