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Pigeon (Columba livia)

Pigeon

The common pigeon found in all U.S. cities is a descendant of the wild European rock dove that was introduced domestically in this country early in our history.   Living and breeding in cities and suburbs, it is a permanent year-round resident and often is so populous as to be a nuisance, fouling building ledges, park benches, statues, and occasionally people.

Feeding the pigeons in city parks is an old custom, particularly for the young and old.  This bird is probably the one most familiar and recognizable to the urban dwellers and may be their closest contact with the world of birds.


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