Rock Pigeon or Rock Dove
Blue Rock Dove
Originated from Europe, North America and western Asia. Introduced worldwide.
Measure 11 - 15 inches (29 - 37 cm) in length. The head, neck and chest are dark bluish-grey with a glossy glossy yellowish, greenish and reddish-purple iridescence along its neck and wing feathers.
The eyes are yellow, oange or red with a pale inner ring. The bare skin around the eyes is bluish-grey. The bill is greyish-blak. The cere (skin above the beak) is off-white. The legs / feet are purplish-red.
The lower back is white in the pure Rock Pigeon. There are two black bars on the pale grey wings. The tail has a black band on the end.