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rock dove

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rock dove


rock pigeon

(Animals) a common dove, Columba livia, from which domestic and feral pigeons are descended. It has a pale grey plumage with black-striped wings
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rock′ dove`

a Eurasian pigeon, Columba livia, from which most domestic pigeons have been developed: feral populations now established throughout the world.
Also called rock pigeon.
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Noun1.rock dove - pale grey Eurasian pigeon having black-striped wings from which most domestic species are descendedrock dove - 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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(26-29) Madani and Peighambari (12) also reported that 5 of 28 (17.8%) rock doves tested in Tehran province were positive, which is in agreement with our findings (20%), although we had fewer samples.
The dam of a six-figure yearling this year by Excellent Art, Rock Dove is in foal to the great stayer Yeats and comes from the family of champion filly Marling.
An hypertrophied red orbital ring is present in one subspecies of Rock Dove, namely Columba livia gymnocyclus of Africa (Goodwin 1983).
This question is earnestly answered in the book Self-Inflicted Hunting Arguments (Rock Dove) by Tom Rakov, founder of the Christian Deer Hunters Association.
Willamette Wildlife Rehabilitation volunteer Susannah Lindquist holds a rock dove while director Reta Anderson works to remove foam insulation from its feet and feathers.
He's a member of the pigeon family which includes the familiar rock dove, and the common city pigeon, as well as the white-winged dove of the Southwest.
At this point, it's important to explain that the pigeon we're talking about is Columba livia, aka the "rock dove." The name distinguishes this bird from the more than 300 other species of pigeons and doves in the family Colombidae.
Pigeons are all related to the rock dove, which only came in one color pattern, called "blue bar." (See chart, "Pigeon Color Morphs," page 19.) Then humans began using the birds as racers or homing pigeons.
Charles Darwin said that if you put several breeds of domestic pigeon in an aviary, within three generations the birds would resemble their ancestor - the wild rock dove.
I noticed a rock dove sitting right on the edge of the sidewalk almost falling off.
A descendant of the rock dove is where they have settled their love.
This is the same species as the rock dove, originally kept to provide food, and the wild ancestor of domestic pigeons the world over.