Rock Dove (Feral Pigeon) (Introduced)
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
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.
Photo: Featherdale Wildlife Park, Sydney NSW. High Resolution (2746 x 1855)
Some Birdwatching Resources
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.
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