doves and pigeons?

To: "jade welch" <>
Subject: doves and pigeons?
From: "Philip A. Veerman" <>
Date: Thu, 2 Jan 2003 18:47:52 +1100
Even within one species, there is inconsistency. The most widespread species is called both Rock Dove and Feral Pigeon. I think it should be called "Commensal Pigeon".
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From: jade welch <>
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Date: Wednesday, 1 January 2003 22:42
Subject: [BIRDING-AUS] doves and pigeons?

Hi all,

Can anyone tell me what makes a dove a dove and a pigeon a pigeon? Are these two names used to discribe any particular attributes? I have looked in a number of books and i can not find out what makes a dove a dove and a pigeon a pigeon. Thankyou for your help.

Yours sincerely

Mr Jade Welch

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