Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)

Columba livia (Feral Pigeon)

ML194240841



eBird Checklist S62487353
Auckland - Marivare Reserve
Auckland City, Auckland, New Zealand
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Latitude and Longitude -36.8853, 174.7752 Map

Age
Unknown
Sex
Unknown
Sounds
Call; Non-vocal
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags
;
Playback
Not Used

Media notes

Rock Pigeon calls and flight sound from birds in a large flock in a suburban Auckland park, fine summer afternoon 21/12/19

Observation details

A flock foraging on a mown grass lawn, under trees, on an asphalt footpath and in a road gutter, walking and pecking at fragments of bread. Sometimes a single bird or small group within the flock would call for a few minutes. A single bird in the flock stood, arched its neck and raised feathers, which I interpreted as courtship behaviour. The birds formed a dense, restless mass with looser groups peripherally and a few distant from the rest. The mass would occasionally fly a short distance and single birds intermittently flew in or away.

Background Species

House Sparrow - Passer domesticus

Technical Information

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