The parasitic communities of the rock pigeon
Columba livia from Iraq: component and importance.
Study on the presence of yeasts in the feces of the rock pigeon
(Columba liviaGmelin 1789) from rural areas.
Genomic diversity and evolution of the head crest in the rock pigeon
Among them are mallard, great blue heron, rock pigeon
, hummingbirds, woodpeckers, peregrine falcon, blue jay, American crow, tree and barn swallows, house wren, bluebirds and robins, cedar waxwing, tanagers, northern cardinal and American goldfinch.
A recently published survey, the first-ever global study of biodiversity in urban areas, confirmed that four birds occur in over 80 percent of cities: the rock pigeon
, house sparrow, starling, and barn swallow.
Many claim the rock pigeon
to be the most difficult target of all open-country birds, They have longer wings for their size than most other doves and pigeons and consequently fly faster while not really seeming to.
Some of the unknown bits are pigeon DNA that doesn't map to a previously published pigeon genome, that of the rock pigeon
, because it is too different.
It's only in the last 20 years that four pest birds -- the rock pigeon
, house crow, common/Indian myna and rose-ringed parakeet -- have been seen in the UAE.
Washington, Feb 1 ( ANI ): Scientists have decoded the genetic blueprint of the rock pigeon
, revealing secrets about pigeons' Middle East origins, feral pigeons' kinship with escaped racing birds and how mutations give pigeons traits like feather head crests.
This was done by mapping the genetic blueprint of the rock pigeon
, one of the most common types of bird, from which Darwin said all pigeons were descended.
The other commoner and abundant birds are the House Crow, House Sparrow, Rock Pigeon
, Common Myna, Black Kite, Red Vented and Red Whiskered Bulbuls.
They also form a suitable environment for some resident birds such as rock pigeon
, white heron, magpie, howl and sparrow.