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Pigeon (Columbidae)

There are many names for the Pigeon that remain uncommon in America, among them the Dove, Blue Rock Pigeon, Rock Dove, and more. The word Pigeon is derived from the Latin word “Pipio” which means young chirping bird. The family, Columbidae, has 315 species or more and even more subspecies. Pigeons are originally from Europe, North Africa, and Asia. They've since been distributed everywhere except the Sahara Desert, Antarctica, and the high Arctic. Wild Pigeon is found mostly on the coasts and the Feral Pigeon is mostly confined only to places of human habitation.

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Birds For Sale

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Name: Kateri Davis
Posted: 3/13/2018
Phone: (Pre) fer-dule
Aviary: Davis Lund Aviaries, Specializing in Softbilled Birds
Location: Oregon  
Website: https://dlaviaries.wordpress.com

March Sale - Prices good until 03/31/18 All are mature parent/aviary raised (wild), sexed by Avian Biotech. No females available at this time. Male Red Crest Turaco - $300 Male White Cheek Turaco - $350 Male Spurwing Plover - $150 Shipping by airlines. Trades for other sof...

Birds for sale

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Name: Earl justus
Posted: 2/21/2018
Phone: (936) 632-1190
Aviary: Na
Location: Texas  
Website: N/A

Ruddy duck male n/a breeder,silver pheasants,ringnecks,button quail, pigeons.

Asstorted Birds for Sale

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Name: Todd
Posted: 2/18/2018
Phone: (850) 760-3138
Aviary: N/A
Location: Florida  
Website: N/A

1.1 Proven Green wings,  1.1 Congo Greys proven,  2.0 Red Whiskered Bul-buls 2016-17  came from Cali VNam bloodline, Sacrid Ibis 2016, 1.0 Chestnut Breasted Starling, 1.0.1 Black Krake chick 2017 hatch, 1.2 Crested doves 2016-17 hatch, 1.0 Bruces Green pigeon pinioned  2015, ...

Asstorted Birds for Sale

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Name: Todd
Posted: 2/1/2018
Phone: N/A
Aviary: N/A
Location: Florida  
Website: N/A

1.1 Proven Green wings  1.1 Congo Greys proven  3.2 Red Whiskered Bul-buls 2016-17 hatch 0.0.1 Sacrid Ibis  2016 1.0 Chestnut Breasted Starling 1.0.1 Black Krake chick 2017 hatch 1.2 Crested doves 2016-17 hatch 1.0 Bruces Green pigeon pinioned 0.1 Diomond dove 1.2 Red Jungle fowl new ...

Misc Birds For Sale

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Name: Jeff
Posted: 12/21/2017
Phone: (509) 467-1216
Aviary: hiddenviewaviary
Location: Washington  
Website: N/A

2017 hatch Berloiz Silver Pheasants 2 cheer hens 1 Humes Bartail Male 1 Lewis Silver Hen Temm. Tragopan pairs and malees out of imported lines Pure Golden and Amherst Males pair Demosille Cranes Ring Teal, Mandarines, Bahama Pintails 2 Breeder age Barnacle Males 2 breeder age Nicobar Pigeon Males ca...


Asstorted Birds for Sale

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Name: Todd Quinn
Posted: 11/14/2017
Phone: (850) 760-3138
Aviary: N/A
Location: Florida  
Website: N/A

I have  for sale or trade. Fruit pieons, Bul-Bul's, Plovers, Krake's, Doves and more for sale. Most birds are proven or bonded pairs. I some singles like Crested dove, green singer finch, Bruces green pigeon, and more. Call for pricing and byer pay's for shipping and box. Thank you....

Birds for sale

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Name: Todd
Posted: 10/16/2017
Phone: (850) 760-3138
Aviary: N/A
Location: Florida  
Website: N/A

 Zoological surplus and captive raised birds.

1.1.1 Black Krake proven with chick

1.1.1 Spurwinged plovers with chick

1.1.1 Green Imperial pigeons with chick

1.1.1 Silawazi Imperial pigeons with chick

0.2 Red Knobbed Imperial pigeons

0.1 Crocodile bird

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Asstorted Birds for Sale

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Name: Todd Quinn
Posted: 8/31/2017
Phone: (850) 760-3138
Aviary: N/A
Location: Florida  
Website: Todds Animal Encounters LLC

Red Jungle fowl pairs 2015,16,2017 hatch new blood line from zoo surplus. 1.1.1 Spur winged lapwing with chick 1.1 Egyptian plover 1.1.1 Black crake with chick 1.2 Green Imperial pigeon 0.2 Red knobbed Imperial 1.1 Island Imperial pigeon ne pair of Fruit pigeons 0.1 Orange Breasted Bunt...

ceylon junglefowl hen

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Name: anthony j giunta
Posted: 7/12/2017
Phone: (267) 402-7923
Aviary: N/A
Location: New Jersey  
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i have 1 mature hen is available and would love to get her to someone in the northeast maybe driving distance, i lost the male several months ago [ he was never great looking ] and i do not have outdoor space for her at this time,i would love to get a mate if i had a aviary to house them, hopefully...

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Types of Pigeons

Pigeons (Columbidae)

Pigeons are medium-sized to Large birds. They can be as large as 37 cm long and when they fly, a wingspan of 72 cm. The Pigeon's head is dark gray and its neck a glossy iridescent green and purplered. The rest of its body is gray again and it can be distinctively picked out by its black “wing bars”, two lines that run across its wings horizontally. It has interested eyes. Its iris is orange or red with a paler inner ring of brown or brown-gray.

In nature, the Pigeon only has two threats. They are almost exclusively hunted by the Peregrine Falcon and the Sparrowhawk. The Feral varieties that only reside where humans do have only humans to worry about. These two factors have a lot to do with the fact that they are listed as Least Concern for endangerment.

These birds are warriors in the way that they can fly at high altitudes (6,000 feet), high speeds (highest recorded speed was 92.5 miles per hour), and long distances (up to 700 miles per day). They are also considered highly intelligent animals that travel and migrate by sensing the Earth's electromagnetic field and the sun. Others believe they even use roads. Pigeons see in color as humans do, but they can also see an ultra-violet range that humans cannot. For this skill, they are usually employed in search and rescue missions at sea because they somehow assist in seeing what humans cannot. They can recognize that a mirror is a reflection of themselves and not another bird, a skill only 6 species can do and no other non-mammal has. It can also recognize the 26 letters of the alphabet, differentiate a photo from real life, and even recognize different people.

Not only has this amazing bird been employed by people to rescue, but it has a long-standing tradition of being a form of message service. Because Pigeons are able to travel long distances and return home, they've been trained throughout history (first in 2500 BC) to send messages between cities.

Pictographs on clay have surfaced dating back 5,000 years that reference keeping Doves, but it's likely that the “Dove” or “Pigeon” lived among cavemen on cliff-sides before men began keeping birds as a food source. Although many pictographs were found in places like Egypt, Iraq, and Crete, as old as 3,000 BC, they don't fully explain the role the bird played in their lives or how domesticated they were then. They've been used to carry very important messages from financial institution to financial institution, news agencies, and has saved lives during wars. The last message service by Dove was banned by India police in 2006.

Man-made structures known as “Dovecotes” that housed the Pigeons and assisted in the training and domestication of them can still be found, yet abandoned, today. Many sports involving Pigeons are alive and well, however. Pigeon racing, Pigeon shooting, and a more complicated, old game called “Triganieri”. The Dove or Pigeon has one of the richest, fullest histories of any bird species that's been researched and observed. It's no wonder people are still captivated by it around the world.