Rock Dove

Columba livia - Pigeon biset

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Columbiformes

  • Family
    :

    Columbidés

  • Genus
    :

    Columba

  • Species
    :

    livia

Descriptor

Gmelin, JF, 1789

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 34 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 63 à 70 cm.
  • Weight
    : 240 à 300 g
Longevity

6 years

Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Rock Dove (Columba livia) is a species of bird in the Columbidae family.

Subspecific information 9 Subspecies

  • Columba livia livia (w and c Europe, n Africa to c Asia)
  • Columba livia gymnocycla (Mauritania and Senegal to s Mali and Ghana)
  • Columba livia targia (n Mali and s Algeria to c Sudan)
  • Columba livia dakhlae (w Egypt)
  • Columba livia schimperi (e Egypt, s Sudan, Eritrea)
  • Columba livia palaestinae (Sinai Pen.. Egypt. to Syria, w and s Arabian Pen.)
  • Columba livia gaddi (e Turkey to Uzbekistan and w and n Afghanistan)
  • Columba livia neglecta (w Pakistan and e Afghanistan to the Himalayas)
  • Columba livia intermedia (s India, Sri Lanka)

Foreign names

  • Pigeon biset,
  • Paloma Bravía,
  • Pombo-doméstico,
  • Felsentaube,
  • Szirti galamb,
  • Rotsduif,
  • Piccione selvatico,
  • Klippduva,
  • Klippedue,
  • holub divý,
  • holub skalní,
  • Klippedue,
  • kalliokyyhky (kesykyyhky),
  • Tuinduif,
  • colom roquer,
  • Bjargdúfa,
  • gołąb skalny,
  • klinšu balodis,
  • skalni golob,
  • Сизый голубь,
  • Merpati batu,
  • カワラバト ドバト,
  • 原鸽,
  • นกพิราบป่า,
  • 原鴿,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) : ; Caves and Subterranean Habitats (non-aquatic) : Caves ; Artificial/Terrestrial : Arable Land, Pastureland, Subtropical/Tropical Heavily Degraded Former Forest

Geographic range

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