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Feral Pigeon/Rock Dove

Observed: 7th July 2008 By: lpearcelpearce’s reputation in Birdslpearce’s reputation in Birdslpearce’s reputation in Birdslpearce’s reputation in Birds
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Description:

In our garden we see Rock Doves, http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/2641 and Collared Doves , but never seen a bird like this before, with heavy bill and light coloured legs

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RoyW's picture

Perhaps a lost racing pigeon?

This is a Feral Rock Dove as David has said, and if it stays around it may well breed with the wild Rock Doves adding it's human influenced genes to the local gene pool. Eventually there will probably be no 'pure' Rock Doves left.