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Rock Dove

Observed: 8th March 2011 By: gf2665
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - current student
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Feral Pigeon vs Rock Dove

Both names are correct for this bird because Feral Pigeons are Rock Doves (domestic breeds of pigeon/dove were bred from Rock Doves, and Feral Pigeons are simply domestic pigeons that have gone wild).
It's not necessarily true the other way round though - pure wild Rock Doves cannot be called Feral Pigeons!