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Pigeon 1

Observed: 18th April 2012 By: quiet-life
Pigeon 1
Description:

This pigeon has just started frequenting our garden.
My son thinks its a just a juvenile wood pigen,
is he right?

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Amadan's picture

Not a Wood Pigeon -

Feral pigeons are the same species as Rock Doves, and are probably descended from domesticated ones that escaped or were abandoned.
There is a huge range of colour variations due in part to selective breeding over the years. Sometimes you will see one with a ring on the leg - this is likely to be a racing pigeon that is resting en route, or has become lost.