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Bird ID


ttiger8 5 159 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2017 11:09PM
As you guys are so good at it Smile can anyone tell me what this is? 280054_1491689285.jpg
justin c 16 5.1k 36 England
9 Apr 2017 7:18AM
It's a pigeon Smile
JonnyNI 9 2.5k
9 Apr 2017 7:23AM
I'd guess a Wood Pigeon.
thebill 4 3 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2017 7:26AM
Wood pigeon yep
9 Apr 2017 10:12AM
I don't think this is a wood pigeon - they usually have a white patch each side of the neck and some feathers round the neck reflecting a rainbow effect.

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This is a wood pigeon

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This is a collared dove.

The one you have photographed is more like a racing pigeon but I have no experience of these.
ttiger8 5 159 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2017 10:23AM
Thank you for your comments. I suspected it was some type of pigeon because of the colouring on its chest reminded me a bit of a feral pigeon. I have never seen a pigeon with so much white before and the red beak seemed uncharacteristic of a pigeon. Googling pigeon images came up with nothing similar. Now you mention it, it does look the rights size and shape for a wood pigeon.

Edit as Tianshi_angle posted as I did, you could be closer with a racing pigeon. It did seem very tame so maybe used to being around people. It sat there while I was photographing something else and didn't seem bothered if I got close to it whereas pigeons are normally quite timid and fly off if you go near them.
9 Apr 2017 10:41AM
Not very clear but there could be a white ring on its leg which would confirm racing pigeon.
dark_lord Plus
16 2.7k 701 England
9 Apr 2017 9:08PM
Certainy not a woodpigeon!
Racng pigeon or feral pigeon (plumage does vary considerably) or some hybrid between the two (not uncommon).

Lunch for the local sparrowhawk Wink
SlowSong Plus
12 9.3k 30 England
9 Apr 2017 10:10PM
It might be a youngster which hasn't got its full plumage yet. I have quite a selection of pigeons visit my garden but I've not seen one this colour. I've even had an albino. Perhaps you might see it again in a month's time when it's grown up a bit and then it'll be easier to identify. It could even be your bog-standard pigeon which has a rather mixed parentage. They come in all colours.
digicammad 17 22.0k 39 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2017 1:03PM
It could also be a pigeon/dove cross. If there are any dovecots in your area that is possibly the most likely explanation.

Ian

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