ROCK DOVE

Also known as Feral Pigeon or Feral Rock Pigeon

(Columba livia)

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Roberts VI / VII 348 / 179
Clements 2000 72.0010
Howard & Moore 2
(CBOS 5)
65-1

 

No distribution map
(found world wide)
A medium sized bird (32 to 33 cm), originally from south east Europe, now introduced worldwide. In southern Africa it is an abundant resident, very gregarious and found in most cities. It lives on seeds, crumbs, biscuits as well as leaves and green shoots.

 

List of Stamps showing Rock Dove

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Aitutaki 0328 0381 1981 6c
Aitutaki 0485 0515 1984 50c
Algeria 1481   2005 15d
Bosnia & Herzogovina 0614   1999 80f
Bulgaria 3154 3273 1984 5s
Cuba 4384   1999 15c
Gambia 3655   2000 D5
Ifni 0133 0164 1957 5c+5c
Ifni 0135 0166 1957 70c
Jordan 1556 1399 1988 50f
Jordan 1558m Bl 58 1988 50f
Kiribati 0542 0761 1997 50c
Kiribati 0543 0762 1997 50c
Kiribati 0548 0767 1997 50c
Kiribati 0549 0768 1997 50c
Kuwait 0583 0580 1973 5f
Mali 1252 1226 1994 25f
San Marino 0567 0609 1959 120li
Sharjah 0101 0113 1965 30np
Sharjah 0104 0115 1965 150np
Spanish Sahara 0178 0212 1961 50c
Spanish Sahara 0180 0214 1961 1p
Spanish Sahara 0182 0216 1961 2p
Spanish Sahara 0184 0218 1961 5p
Syria 1373 1396 1978 35p
Uganda 1555   1995 200s
Vietnam Republic 1730 2466 1992 4000d