Re: wild, feral, ??, tame, domesticated
|Date:||Thursday, September 4, 2003, 15:41|
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From: "John Cowan" <cowan@...>
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, confusinglycalled
> > the "rock dove" in bird guides) was introduced, but there are native
> > band-tailed pigeons (Columba fasciata) in the southwest and Pacificcoast.
> 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
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