C10 Pigeons - C10 Pigeons Sunday July 12 2015 2:31 PM Family Columbidae Order Columbiformes Pigeons vs doves no scientific taxonomic basis for

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Family: Columbidae Order: Columbiformes Dove: smaller Pigeon: larger Pigeonsvs doves: no scientific taxonomic basis fordistinguishing Squabs: youngdoves/pigeons Strongflight ability Worldwide distribution Shadesof gray and brown, tovery colorful Fruits, seeds, or fresh green leaves Drink water by suckingup in one continuous draft Diet Flimsynests made of twigs/vegetative material Foundin trees, onledges, or in groundborrows Monogamouspairfor breeding season/life Lay 1 - 2 eggs Altricial chicks Nests Controlled by hormone prolactin Milk is producedin the crop and/or esophagus More nutritiousthan human/cow Greater fat/protein Highly nutritious Not a secretedsolution MilkProduction 305 species of extant pigeons 20%consideredthreatened 9 critically endangered Current State of PigeonSpeciesWorldwide C10 Pigeons Sunday, July 12, 2015 2:31 PM
12 speciesextinct Caused by overhunting(market hunting) Traveled/mated in large groups 26 dovesin NA; 13 in US Passengerpigeonmost abundant bird to extinction Most widespreadnative species Year-roundresident All terrestrial systems Hunting of the mourning dove is ALLOWED High reproductive rate MourningDove Introducedspecies Has been in the US the longest Domesticatedand feral pigeonsoriginatedfromthe blue barred rock dove Rock Dove Not Native to US Commonlykept pet species that has escaped captivity andestablished feral populations Urbanand agricultural habitats Grain diet Larger than MourningDove MourningDoves lack the black colored half collar

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