Rock Dove (Columba livia)
(aka Rock Pigeon, Domestic Pigeon, Feral Pigeon)
Brazilian name: Pombo doméstico
Feral Pigeon, São Paulo City, São Paulo, Brazil, October 2005 - click for larger image Brazil

The Domestic Pigeon has been introduced by man to most countries of the world and it was introduced to Brazil in the 16th century.

They have developed a wide variety of plumages in their feral state but this individual, photographed in the centre of São Paulo City, looks similar to its wild ancestor with a white rump, two black bars on the wings and a purplish iridescence on the back of the neck.

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