Rock Dove (Feral Pigeon) (Introduced) - Columba livia

Rock Dove (Feral Pigeon) (Introduced)

Columba livia

Family: Columbidae (Pigeons and Doves, 25 species in Australia)
Size: 33 cm
Distribution: Much of the settled parts of Australia, not found in the western central regions
Status: Abundant
Habitat: Mainly urban areas, parks, city buildings, crop margins along roads, railways, coastal cliffs
References: Simpson and Day, Reader's Digest

The Rock Dove (otherwise known as the Feral Pigeon) is a very common bird, known to pretty much everyone.

Rock Dove (Feral Pigeon) (Introduced) - Columba livia
Photo: Featherdale Wildlife Park, Sydney NSW. High Resolution (2746 x 1855)

Some Birdwatching Resources


Field Guide to the Birds of Australia, Nicolas Day, Ken Simpson, Peter Trusler Field Guide to the Birds of Australia, Nicolas Day, Ken Simpson, Peter Trusler.This is known to birdwatchers as "Simpson and Day". I like the pictures in this one the best out of all the major field guides. The information is still very highly regarded compared to most of the other guides. Many serious birdwatchers think "Pizzey and Knight" (listed here) is the best though. I bought this one since I liked the pictures so much I figured (correctly) that I would spend more time looking through it. I feel that I made the right choice since I love the pictures in this one so much. I have the 6th edition, the current one is the updated version of the 8th edition, which has a different colour cover to the original 8th edition with a black cover. I'm not sure why they haven't called this the 9th edition.

Purchase 8th ed. updated from Australia (Booktopia)

Purchase 8th ed. updated from Australia (Angus & Robertson)

Click here to purchase 8th ed. updated version from Australia (The Nile)

Click here to purchase from Australia (Fishpond)

Click here to purchase 8th ed. original version from Amazon


Field Guide to Australian Birds, by Michael Morcombe Field Guide to Australian Birds, by Michael Morcombe. This one has colour drawings of the eggs and the nests which not many other field guides do (I can't think of any that do). It's an excellent field guide and one of the four main ones (the other three being above this one). The weakness of this field guide is that some of the pictures of the birds aren't as good (or accurate) as the other three most used field guides. It's also the heaviest though there is a pocket edition which is much smaller and lighter.

Purchase from Australia (Booktopia)

Purchase from Australia (Angus & Robertson)

See Also

Australian Bird Field Guides

Return to Australian Birds
Return to Site Map

Share This Page


australia field

Website by Rock Dove (Feral Pigeon) (Introduced) - Columba livia Linkworks®. Content is copyright © Survival.ark.net.au 2005-2021. Terms of Use. Definitely read the disclaimer before trying anything from this website, especially including the practices and skills.

Rock Dove (Feral Pigeon) (Introduced) - Columba livia

Australian Birds

Website Index


Popular Pages


Newest Pages


Advertisement

Tentworld is the largest independent camping store in Australia.


Click here for more self sufficiency and survival resources