Rock Pigeon

Columba livia

Order

COLUMBIFORMES

Family

Pigeons and Doves (Columbidae)

Code 4

ROPI

Code 6

COLLIV

ITIS

HEAD

Rock Pigeon Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: All-purpose
  • Eye Color: Medium brown to gray-brown in juveniles; orange to reddish orange in adults.
  • Head pattern: Plain, Unique pattern
  • Crown Color: Blue-gray
  • Forehead Color: Blue-gray
  • Nape Color: Blue-gray with iridescent green, bronze and purple sheen.
  • Throat Color: Blue-gray, with iridescent green, bronze, and purple sheen.
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Rock Pigeon Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 33-36 cm (13-14 in)
  • Weight: 355 g (12.52 oz)
  • Size: Medium (9 - 16 in)
  • Color Primary: Gray, Sheen or Iridescence
  • Underparts: Blue-gray
  • Upperparts: Blue-gray with white rump.
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid, Mottled
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Rock Pigeon Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Swift direct flight with rapid wing beats.
  • Wingspan Range: 61-89 cm (24-35 in)
  • Wing Shape: Pointed-Wings
  • Tail shape: Fan-shaped Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Blue-gray with dark gray terminal band.
  • Under Tail: Blue-gray, with dark gray terminal band.
  • Leg Color: Red
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