Rock Dove (Feral Pigeon) (Introduced)
Family: Columbidae (Pigeons and Doves, 25 species in Australia)
Size: 33 cm
Distribution: Much of the settled parts of Australia, not found in the western central regions
Habitat: Mainly urban areas, parks, city buildings, crop margins along roads, railways, coastal cliffs
References: Simpson and Day, Reader's Digest
The Rock Dove (otherwise known as the Feral Pigeon) is a very common bird, known to pretty much everyone.
Photo: Featherdale Wildlife Park, Sydney NSW. High Resolution (2746 x 1855)
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