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pigeon

a member of the family Columbidae which also includes the doves. The domestic pigeons are generally gray, medium-sized birds which exist in a large number of breeds and races including Romans, Jacobins, tumblers, fantails, pouters, carrier pigeons and turtle-doves.

pigeon berry
phytolaccaamericana.
pigeon breast
deep-seated abscesses in the pectoral muscles of horses. Called also pectoral abscess.
pigeon-breeder's lung
see bird-fancier's lung.
carrier pigeon
pigeon with strong homing instincts used to carry messages over relatively long distances. Produced by breeding and selection between races of domestic pigeons. See also homing pigeon (below).
pigeon circovirus
the cause of lethargy, respiratory and gastrointestinal signs and poor racing performance in young pigeons.
pigeon fly
a member of the parasitic fly family Hippoboscidae or louse fly and an important parasite of domestic pigeon. Called also Pseudolynchia canariensis.
pigeon grass
panicum whitei, setaria spp.
pigeon herpesvirus
the cause of respiratory disease (coryza) in domestic pigeons.
homing pigeon
pigeon with strong homing instincts used in racing and as a carrier pigeon (above). Produced by breeding and selection between races of domestic pigeon.
pigeon pox
slender (small) pigeon louse
columbicolacolumbae.
pigeon strongyle
ornithostrongylusquadriradiatus.
pigeon toed
a condition in which the toes are turned inwards.
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And note, wild-living, former racing and homing pigeons often fly with feral pigeons but these birds are strictly protected as they are still regarded as the property of their original owner.
Descendants of rock doves, originally cliff dwelling birds, the feral pigeon has adapted well to living alongside humans and is an integral feature of town centres across the country.
Frequent use of Monk Parakeet nests by feral pigeons at the Cordoba Zoo appears to result from a combination of factors: (1) the lateral chambers of Monk Parakeet nests without entrance tunnels provided pigeons with a suitable breeding place, (2) the parrot nests studied had an exceptional high number of lateral chambers without entrance tunnels, (3) Monk Parakeets and feral pigeons often inhabit parks in cities and towns providing pigeons many opportunities for using Monk Parakeet nest structures, and (4) there were few buildings in the zoo with suitable sites for nesting.
Stockland is looking into placing more pigeon spikes to prevent roosting and continue to ask the public to help us by not dropping litter or feeding feral pigeons.
A spokesman for Kirklees Council environmental services said: "The authority took Picas advice on the design and siting of the dovecote and public education on the feeding of feral pigeons and removing excess food on a daily basis.
Over a seven-year period, researchers recorded 1,485 attacks by five adult peregrine falcons on flocks of feral pigeons in Davis, California.
Because of the high proportion of feral pigeons (Columba livia) in their diet, urban goshawks are suspected to have a high infection rate with Trichomonas gallinae.
He admitted six counts of taking live feral pigeons for the purposes of sale.
uk records two turnstones joining feral pigeons and black headed gulls to eat bread at the north end of West Kirby marine lake last week.
Kirklees Council is still urging people not to feed feral pigeons in Huddersfield town centre in a bid to stem the growing health risk and nuisance the birds cause.
It may have flown off and is living with some feral pigeons somewhere in a town centre.