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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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Feral pigeons originate from the domesticated form of the free-living rock dove (Columba livia).
After developing the blueprint for pigeons, the researchers analysed genomes of two feral pigeons living a great distance from one another.
In a single year, a feral pigeon can eat its way through 64 lbs of food.
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.
Prevalence of Chlamydophila psittaci in fecal droppings from feral pigeons in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
The variant is Pigeon PMV1, which is common in feral pigeons population, but which rarely infects commercial poultry flocks.
Perhaps the Government should limit the increase of feral pigeons, seagulls and rats, whose growing populations are a threat to health.
Indeed, Dad has such a reputation among Cardiff's feral pigeons that only a brave few dare return to make roosts inside the pounds 124million stadium.
The company's Schahfer Generating Station near Wheatfield, Indiana, definitely had a pest bird problem: the facility had attracted an estimated 250,000 starlings, 1,500 feral pigeons -- and one endangered peregrine falcon.
He is also charged with causing unnecessary suffering to two feral pigeons by placing them alive with ferrets, and taking wild pigeons to feed ferrets.
Pigeon circovirus (PiCV) was detected by real-time polymerase chain reaction in cloacal swabs, pharyngeal swabs, and serum samples taken from 74 feral pigeons (Columba livia var.
eradication services, control and playback feral pigeons