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Columba livia J.F. Gmelin, 1789 – Rock Dove

Taxonomic Notes:

This species should be called as Rock Dove although it is sometimes known as the Common Pigeon, Blue Rock Pigeon or Feral Pigeon. The common name "Rock Pigeon" conflicts with already established common names in Australia for the species of genus Petrophassa. Thus Rock Pigeon is now restricted to Australian species. Feral Pigeon is used for the introduced populations of C. livia worldlwide.

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Anonymous. 2023. Columba livia J.F. Gmelin, 1789 – Rock Dove. Satose, V., A. Bayani, V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Birds of India, v. 2.17. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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