Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Pigeons and Doves :: Rock Pigeon

Rock Pigeon Columba livia

Described by: Gmelin; J. F. (1789)
Alternate common name(s): Common Pigeon, Rock Dove, Feral Pigeon, Domestic Pigeon, Feral Rock Pigeon
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Kasai Rinkan Koen, Tokyo, Japan - Mar 24, 2005 © William Hull  Location unknown - Feb 23, 2002 © Glen Tepke  Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA - Apr 17, 2004 © Glen Tepke 
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Original distribution uncertain;
(1) Cape Verde Is., Madeira and the Azores.
(2) Canary Is.
(3) W. Europe and nw. Africa.
(4) Senegal to Ghana.
(5) Mali.
(6) Niger (Air Mountains) to Darfur.
(7) Libya (Dakla and Kharga Oases).
(8) Ne. Sudan.
(9) Egypt (Nile Valley).
(10) Israel, Sinai Peninsula and w. Arabia.
(11) Asia Minor.
(12) Turkestan and Pakistan.
(13) S. India and Sri Lanka.
(14) Mongolia and n. China.
Introduced to Canada, United States, South America (Brazil, Bahia, Chapada Diamantina), Japan, Australia (Western Australia, South Australia, Vicotoria, Tasmania, New South Wales, se. Queensland).
Disperses to interior and nw. Western Australia, Northern Territory and interior of Queensland.


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Location unknown - Date unknown Source: ETI BioInformatics


Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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