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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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Melanin-based coloration is related to parasite intensity and cellular immune response in an urban free living bird: the feral pigeon Columba livia.
If the reason feral pigeons are diverse is because their ancestors were diverse, an important question still remains, says LaBranche: Why does that diversity persist for generations?
Natural habitat of the feral pigeon (Coulmba livia) is crevices and cracks between the bare rock cliffs however, these birds are adapted to a wide variety of habitats especially in human settled areas.
This was also confirmed in Canada geese (Branta canadensis)} (17,18) The aim of the present study was to evaluate whether endoscopic vasectomy is an applicable and effective tool for reducing fertility and potentially for controlling feral pigeon populations in the field.
As a mother and former nurse, I have long been concerned about the potential for disease transmission from feral pigeon droppings.
Funding for further gull and feral pigeon management is subject to the outcome of this consultation.
Mr Goodman said that culling of feral pigeons attracted some public criticism and the same might happen with the squirrels.
Scientists say feral pigeons are a valuable way of probing contaminants in environment, since they are exposed to the same air, water, food and other factors as humans, and don't venture far from home.
In previous studies, numerous avian species like European starlings (Sturnus vulgaris), house sparrows (Passer domesticus), feral pigeons (Columba livia), red- winged blackbirds (Agelaius phoeniceus), common grackles (Quiscalus quiscula), brown headed cowbirds (Molothrus ater), American kestrels (Falco sparverius), Canada geese (Branta canadensis), mallards (Anas platyrhynchos), cedar waxwings (Bomby cillacedrorum) and yellow-headed blackbirds (Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus) also showed the similar results and suppress the depredations when seeds treated with anthraquinone and methylanthranilate were provided to the birds (Cummings et al.
Jan China of Southend Hospital said feral pigeons were a historic problem on the site.