Also known as “feral pigeon” and “domestic pigeon,” the near domestication and breeding of the rock pigeon has produced a wide variety of colors and patterns, including solid white. The rock pigeons closest to their wild ancestors have a dark head and neck, lighter upper back, white lower back, black wing bars, and black tail tip. Rock pigeons have orange eyes, orange eyelids, and gray eye-rings. The iridescent throat colors are produced by the way light reflects off the feather structure, not by pigments. Pigeons are larger than doves.
Spends most of its day feeding. Nests on buildings and cliffs. Pigeons and doves drink by sucking up water, while other birds scoop it up.
Seeds and human scraps.
Occurs in urban areas and the highlands. Nests on buildings and cliffs.