The pigeon is a bird that is part of the Columbidae family. Today, you will see animated pictures of pigeons on this page, so let’s have fun.
Pigeon seems a relatively insignificant animal: not very pretty, somewhat shy, and unable to sing. All it knows how to do, one would say, is to flutter around the squares and streets of our cities.
Pigeon Animated Pictures
In certain aspects, the pigeon is a fascinating bird, and equally impressive are its relationships with man throughout history.
The dove was held in great esteem by the Egyptians, the Greeks, and the Romans, who used it, among other things, in religious ceremonies.
They are admired by some and hated by others, who even call them “the rats of the air”. It is true that they can be carriers of some diseases and that there are people who suffer from colombofobia (panicking pigeons).
The third time the dove returned with an olive branch in its beak, indicating that it could live again on the earth. Based on this mythical episode, the pigeon is considered the symbol of peace.
Pigeons are relatively small birds with compact bodies. The head is little, and the legs, without feathers, are short.
They have a small, slightly downward curved beak on the surface of two nostrils protected by a membranous layer called the operculum.
Their wings are large and are driven by powerful muscles. The tail is short. The size, weight, and color of the plumage vary significantly among species.
The wild pigeon measures between 29 and 37 centimeters in length and 62-72 centimeters in wingspan. Wild or feral individuals can weigh from 238 to 380 grams, but domestic ones are usually a little heavier due to the abundance of food they find in populated areas.
The turquoise pigeon (Columba bollii) tends to be larger, with its 36-38 centimeters in length, and the turquoise pigeon (Columba eversmanni) is a little smaller, measuring about 30 centimeters long.
Two of the largest genus species are the Japanese pigeon (Columba janthina) and the wood pigeon (Columba palumbus), with 37-43.5 and 38-44.5 centimeters in length, respectively.
The color of the plumage is very varied. Some show a light brown or dull grayish color, and others have darker, bluish, or lighter dotted or striped patterns.
Certain species have iridescent touches, especially on the neck or wings, such as the wild pigeon, which usually develops green and pink or purple shades from the neck down.
The Nicobar Pigeon (Caloenas nicobarica) has a nice gray coat with very bright green and copper colors. In contrast, the Ojigualda Pigeon (Columba arquatrix) has brown wings and back with small rounded white spots.
Pigeons feed on seeds and fruits such as corn, soybeans, wheat, flax, peas, lentils, rice, barley, among others, up to 30 grams per day.
In the case of urban pigeons, they feed on whatever they find in the city. They drink water regularly, taking up to 15 % of their weight every day.
The chicks feed on special milk produced by the parents based on secretions mixed with regular food in the young.
The dove, as we know it is urban, considered a plague. It feeds on the remains of food we leave behind and makes nests in buildings or trees in the streets.
They are widespread in all the world cities, except for extreme climates such as the poles and deserts.