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.
Did You Know?
Over 60 species of bees can be found in the Presidio. This very diverse population results from ample nesting habitats in the Presidio’s soft, sandy soils, as well as a large variety of coastal scrub plants to provide nectar and pollen.