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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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The species with the highest seropositivity (>10% and >1 positive sample) were Rock Doves, Great Horned Owls, Chukar, Northern Cardinals, House Sparrows, and Brown Thrashers.
The trainer may be keen to win races with Rock Dove this season as her dam did not appear to train on at three.
Most mosquito-exposed birds that survived WNV infection were euthanized at 14 dpi (House Finches were held until 21 dpi, and Rock Doves were held for 64 dpi).
Three species comprised 80% of samples (chicken [38%], Rock Dove or Domestic Pigeon [28%], and House Sparrow [16%]).
Also, 1,418 ring-billed gulls; 102 herring gulls; one Iceland gull; 21 great black-backed gulls; 295 rock doves (pigeons); 236 mourning doves; 12 eastern screech owls, a new high; 11 great horned owls; two barred owls; one northern saw-whet owl; five belted kingfishers; 38 red-bellied woodpeckers, a record; one yellow-bellied sapsucker; 188 downy woodpeckers, a new high; 38 hairy woodpeckers, a new mark; nine northern flickers; five pileated woodpeckers, equaling the record; 792 blue jays; 1,192 American crows, and two common ravens.
Other studies have detected coronaviruses that are genetically distinct from IBV in wild birds, including graylag geese (Anser anser), rock doves (Columba livia), mallards (Anas platyrhynchos), Chinese bulbuls (Pycnonotus sinensis), red-whiskered bulbuls (Pycnonotus jocosus), gray-backed thrushes (Turdus hortulorum), blackbirds (Turdus merula), white-rumped munias (Lonchura striata), and scaly-breasted munias (Lonchura punctulata) (6,7).
Latin name: Columba livia Family: Pigeons and doves (Columbidae) Overview: Pigeons are actually domesticated rock doves that have returned to the wild or semi-wild.
As the rock doves continued their soothing whoo whooing, the African bush came alive.