Rock pigeon

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Rock pigeon
Blue Rock Pigeon (Columba livia) in Kolkata I IMG 9762.jpg
Adult bird in India.
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C. livia
Binomial name
Columba livia
Gmelin, 1789
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Distribution
Columba livia

The rock pigeon (otherwise known as a rock dove or common pigeon) (Columba livia) is a member of the bird family Columbidae, commonly referred to as simply pigeons. They can be seen scrounging around dumpsters, picking up French fries dropped near the door to a fast food restaurant, and begging from picnickers in the park. They have long necks.