An illustration of two birds. On the left side is a European wood pigeon and on the right is a stock-dove.

Birds

An illustration of two birds. On the left side is a European wood pigeon and on the right is a stock-dove.

Approximately the size of pigeon, the cock of the rock has a distinctive crest of feathers arranged in two planes. It is often found on the rocky shores of streams, which it draws its namesake from.

Cock-of-the-Rock

Approximately the size of pigeon, the cock of the rock has a distinctive crest of feathers arranged…

A carolina dove perched on a small branch.

Carolina Dove

A carolina dove perched on a small branch.

The Olive-Backed Quail-Dove (Geotrygon veraguensis) is a bird in the Columbidae family of pigeons and doves. It was also known as the Veraguan Partridge-dove.

Olive-Backed Quail-Dove

The Olive-Backed Quail-Dove (Geotrygon veraguensis) is a bird in the Columbidae family of pigeons and…

A bird that breeds in the rocks.

Rock Dove

A bird that breeds in the rocks.

The stock dove, which prefers a mountainous habitat.

Stock dove

The stock dove, which prefers a mountainous habitat.

An illustration of two species of doves. On the left is a crested dove and on the right hand side is a common Australian bronze-winged dove.

Doves

An illustration of two species of doves. On the left is a crested dove and on the right hand side is…

A large variety of doves and pigeons, pictured in a forested scene.

Doves and pigeons

A large variety of doves and pigeons, pictured in a forested scene.

A pair of turtle doves roosting on a branch.

Turtle doves

A pair of turtle doves roosting on a branch.

An illustration of a fish hawk.

Fish hawk

An illustration of a fish hawk.

An illustration of a pigeon hawk, also known as a Merlin.

Pigeon hawk

An illustration of a pigeon hawk, also known as a Merlin.

"It is called the Laughing Gull on account of its cry; it is most easily tamed. The Kittiwake is often called the Sea-pigeon."

Kittiwake

"It is called the Laughing Gull on account of its cry; it is most easily tamed. The Kittiwake is often…

Internal anatomy of a pigeon.

Pigeon

Internal anatomy of a pigeon.

Pigeons are distinguished by their slender feet which are adapted for perching, whilst the voice is of a gentle, soft and melancholy character (Nicholson, 1871)

Pigeon

Pigeons are distinguished by their slender feet which are adapted for perching, whilst the voice is…

A group of rasorial birds found widely distributed, but most abundant in the tropical countries. They include many varieties, varying greatly in color and habit.

Pigeon

A group of rasorial birds found widely distributed, but most abundant in the tropical countries. They…

"The Pigeon flying downwards and turning prior to alighting. The pigeon expands its tail both in ascending and descending."—Pettigrew, 1874

The Pigeon

"The Pigeon flying downwards and turning prior to alighting. The pigeon expands its tail both in ascending…

An illustration of an American wild pigeon, also know as a passenger pigeon.

American wild pigeon

An illustration of an American wild pigeon, also know as a passenger pigeon.

The Bronze Fruit Pigeon (Carpophaga aenea) is a bird in the Columbidae family of pigeons and doves.

Bronze Fruit Pigeon

The Bronze Fruit Pigeon (Carpophaga aenea) is a bird in the Columbidae family of pigeons and doves.

A goura crowned pigeon, which prefers to spend most of its time on the ground.

Goura Crowned Pigeon

A goura crowned pigeon, which prefers to spend most of its time on the ground.

The plumage of this bird is of a beautiful grayish blue; its head is ornamented with a pretty plume of straight, long, and tapering feathers, (Figuier, 1869).

Great-crowned Pigeon

The plumage of this bird is of a beautiful grayish blue; its head is ornamented with a pretty plume…

An illustration of a Papuan crowned pigeon.

Papuan crowned pigeon

An illustration of a Papuan crowned pigeon.

An illustration of passenger pigeons feeding by regurgitation.

Passenger Pigeon

An illustration of passenger pigeons feeding by regurgitation.

Once one of the most numerous bird species in the world, the common wild pigeon of the United States is now extinct.

Wild Pigeons

Once one of the most numerous bird species in the world, the common wild pigeon of the United States…

The wood pigeons are the largest species of this family; their plumage is slaty grey, with bluish, green, and rose-coloured reflections, (Figuier, 1869).

Wood Pigeon

The wood pigeons are the largest species of this family; their plumage is slaty grey, with bluish, green,…

"Fig 38 a, Reticulate tarsus of a Plover. b, Scutellate and reticulate tarsus of a pigeon." Elliot Coues, 1884

Reticulate Tarsus of a Plover

"Fig 38 a, Reticulate tarsus of a Plover. b, Scutellate and reticulate tarsus of a pigeon." Elliot Coues,…

A young girl feeding pigeons from her bedroom window.

Young Girl at the Window

A young girl feeding pigeons from her bedroom window.