Rock Pigeon

Scientific Name: Columba livia
Common Names: Blue Rock Pigeon, Rock Dove, Rock Pigeon
Other Name: Kabutar

Identifying Features: bluish grey body, red legs and feet, iridescent feathers on neck, green and purple neck, black bands on grey wings.

Fun Facts:

  • Pigeon has saved thousands of human lives during I and II World War by carrying messages.
  • Many religious groups including Hindus, Sikhs and Muslims feed Pigeons for various religious reasons.


This image was clicked by Wayne Kennedy – via Flickr

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