Peacock at St. John de Divine and pidgeons
The ancestor to our domestic pigeons is the wild species known as the rock-dove, rock-pigeon, or common pigeon. Its scientific name is Columba livia. This species is a wide ranging one found from Scotland to Iran and from northern Europe to northern Africa. When we look at it, what we find overall is a fairly standard dove-gray bird weighing about 8 oz. (227 g.) with two black bars on its wings and a black sub-terminal tail bar.
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