Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Aves (Birds) Order: Columbiformes Family: Columbidae
Blue Rock Pigeon (Columba livia) - photo © Rajiv Lather
Rock Pigeon (Columba livia), also called Rock Dove or Feral Pigeon, is a widespread and very common resident in India.
Size: 32-34 cm Wingspan: 66-70 cm Weight: 270-350 gm
Identification: The Rock Pigeon has grayish head, iridescent green and purple on neck and throat, light gray back and belly, pale gray wings with two dark wing bars, dark gray primaries, white rump patch, and medium squared light gray tail with black terminal band. Bill is dark gray and legs pink.
Food: Mostly seeds and grains. Some insects.