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doves and pigeons... what's the difference?
« on: 21/05/2007 05:18:21 »
i saw a bird today and i thought it was a pigeon. my aunt and my grandma quickly told me that i was wrong and it was a brown dove... so... what's the difference?


 

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« Reply #1 on: 21/05/2007 15:18:20 »
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pigeon
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Pigeons and doves comprise the family Columbidae within the order Columbiformes, including some 300 species of near passerine birds. In general parlance the terms "dove" and "pigeon" are used somewhat interchangeably. In ornithological practice there is a tendency for "dove" to be used for smaller species and "pigeon" for larger ones, but this is in no way consistently applied, and historically the common names for these birds involve much variation between "dove" and "pigeon".

The species commonly referred to just as the "pigeon" is the feral Rock Pigeon, common in many cities.
 

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« Reply #2 on: 22/05/2007 17:57:37 »
one likes to poop a lot too
 

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« Reply #3 on: 22/05/2007 17:57:48 »
pidgeons i think
 

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« Reply #4 on: 22/05/2007 18:10:59 »
I don't think they do it more than any other birds, except that when a bird is naturally reclusive, it tends to do it out of sight.

We have the same kind of problems with seagulls, as they are ever more present around human habitation (and beginning to move inland from the sea, as they find food as available in garbage tips as in the sea).
 

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« Reply #5 on: 22/05/2007 18:33:02 »
Pidgeons are not faithful birdies, they are also conflictual...doves tend to be less conflictual
 

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« Reply #6 on: 23/05/2007 03:06:43 »
thanks so much guys!
 

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« Reply #7 on: 24/05/2007 07:27:03 »
I know the difference.. me! Me!

You can say "I dove into the water" but not "I pigeon into the water"  :D
 

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« Reply #8 on: 24/05/2007 07:30:01 »
lol
 

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« Reply #9 on: 24/05/2007 11:55:39 »
I know the difference.. me! Me!

You can say "I dove into the water" but not "I pigeon into the water"  :D

Only a beaver would say such a thing....are you in a separate lodge???  LOL
 

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« Reply #10 on: 25/05/2007 12:21:54 »
I've been ostrich-cised  >:(
 

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« Reply #11 on: 25/05/2007 15:09:55 »
LOL Leave to Beaver to try to be a dove....hey is that tail a fish?
 

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« Reply #12 on: 25/05/2007 15:12:56 »
LOL Leave to Beaver to try to be a dove....hey is that tail a fish?

IT'S A SCOOP!!!  [:(!]
 

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« Reply #13 on: 25/05/2007 15:16:13 »
I had no idea?
 

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« Reply #14 on: 25/05/2007 15:22:04 »
I've told you plenty of times  >:(
 

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« Reply #15 on: 25/05/2007 15:23:39 »
Oh, wow....you did?  It must have been the one exam I failed on and here I thought I knew so much about water rodents or is that roadents?
 

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« Reply #16 on: 25/05/2007 15:36:05 »
Now you're being silly
 

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« Reply #17 on: 25/05/2007 16:19:42 »
Well, I never....hmmph! :-)
 

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