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Feral Pigeons

by Richard F. Johnston

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This could be a fairly popular seller if it were not so absurdly priced. What is more common than a feral pigeon (yes, the pigeons we all know and love, or don't know and don't love, are neither wild nor domesticated. They are feral. This is excellent in terms of science, in terms of readability. We learn how intelligent those birds are (they can recognize every letter of the alphabet). We learn their elaborate courtship rituals (they mate for life). And on and on. It's a lovely book. I highly recommend it. ( )
  PriscillaLong | Jun 13, 2014 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0195084098, Hardcover)

Feral pigeons are among the most familiar and abundant birds in the world, urban creatures living in close association with humans yet possessing the characteristics of highly adapted wild birds. However, they are seldom studied, even though the domesticated pigeon has long been one of the major bird models for laboratory research. This definitive monograph focuses on the population, biology, and behavioral ecology of feral pigeons, including a thorough listing of primary references of U.S. and European scholarly literature. Professional and amateur ornithologists, pigeon breeders, and students will find this an invaluable and fascinating study of a species that has evolved from familiar breeds of domesticated birds.

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