Pigeons and doves are stout-bodied birds with short necks, small head, and have short slender bills with a fleshy cere. Pigeons are often kept as pets and have long been used to carrry messages over great distances.
The species commonly referred to just as "pigeon" is the Feral Rock Pigeon, common in many cities.
Pigeons have strong stiff feathers which are black, blue, brown or gray. The neck feathers are brilliantly colored ranging from green to yellow to purple. Pigeon legs and feet are red, pink or black and their eyes are orange or red.
Pigeons lives everywhere in the world except very cols regions. Most species of Pigeons can be found in tropical regions. Doves and pigeons build relatively flimsy nests from sticks and other debris, which may be placed in trees, on ledges or on the ground, depending on species.
They lay one or two eggs, and both parents care for the young, which leave the nest after 7 to 28 days.
Doves feed on seeds, fruit and plants. Seeds and fruit form the major component of the diet of pigeons and doves. In fact, the family can be divided into the seed eating and the fruit eating. They sometime eat insects, worms and snails also. Pigeons drink by dipping their beak into water and scuking it up this differs from other birds drinking style.
Below are listed few types of pigeons