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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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