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Re: wild, feral, ??, tame, domesticated

From:Joe <joe@...>
Date:Thursday, September 4, 2003, 15:41
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From: "John Cowan" <cowan@...>
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Sent: Thursday, September 04, 2003 4:04 AM
Subject: Re: wild, feral, ??, tame, domesticated

> Herman Miller scripsit: > > > The typical pigeon most people think of (Columba livia, confusingly
> > the "rock dove" in bird guides) was introduced, but there are native > > band-tailed pigeons (Columba fasciata) in the southwest and Pacific
> > The trivial names of Columba species seem to contain "dove" or "pigeon" > more or less at random, but "pigeon" by itself I think always refers > to feral Columba livia.
Generally(in colloquial speech), I call grey ones pigeons and white ones doves.
> -- > John Cowan > "You need a change: try Canada" "You need a change: try China" > --fortune cookies opened by a couple that I know >