Rock Dove

(Columba livia)
Rock Dove

A Rock Dove scratches for food near Crissy Marsh.

Will Elder, NPS


Natural History: The Rock Dove is an introduced species. It is also commonly known as the domestic pigeon. This bird eats waste, scraps, and seeds. It breeds from March to September.

General Distribution: In the Presidio, this species can be found in Eucalyptus Forests, on buildings, lawns, and roads. It breeds in the Presidio.

Frequency: This species is common all year.

Identifying Characteristics: The Rock Dove is gray with a white rump, two black bands on the secondary feathers, and a dark band on its tail.

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