Rock Dove

Rock Dove
‘Columba livia’

Description: The Australian rock dove is also known as the feral pigeon, it is a mixture of grey, white, black and brown.

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

Where it lives: The rock dove is native to Europe, Africa and Asia, in Australia the rock dove does not travel far from human settlements and is usually found in big capital cities and busy areas.

Where in KRB: I found the rock dove around the canteen area (probably collecting scraps of food)


Adaptations: The rock dove (pigeon) survives off scraps of food from big, busy areas such as the city. It flies away when it gets scared or feels threatened by a predator.
File:Rock dove - natures pics.jpg
File:Rock dove - natures pics.jpg


Bibliography (links to websites I used)

http://www.kidzone.ws/animals/birds/rock-dove.htm

http://www.survival.org.au/birds_rock_dove.php

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_Pigeon

http://birdsinbackyards.net/species/Columba-livia


-Helena Brunker

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