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#6855016 - 08/13/17 05:15 PM Help me identify something
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Have picture on phone but maybe description will get answere. Found large bird, larger than a dove but smaller than domestic pigeon. Colored semi black but has distinct brown/bronze breast, under side of wings are slate gray like ring neck dove and has white patch on back before tail. I have dove feeding on school ground and it was very near them and pigeon for size reference. Noticed them (group of 4-5) about a week ago and they stayed separate from dove and pigeons and flew their own way from other species. When they walked they didn't bob their heads like pigeons do, wondering if it's a cross between Eurasian and domestic pigeon. As luck would have it one of them bought the farm from car driving down road so I have picture on phone. PM me and can text picture if it would help.
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#6855203 - 08/13/17 08:27 PM Re: Help me identify something [Re: RLoving1]
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Tangerine Ringneck Dove perhaps. Places like Strombergs sell them.

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#6855443 - 08/14/17 06:33 AM Re: Help me identify something [Re: Sniper John]
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Thats what we need one more bird to ID and keep count of in bag limit.
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#6855966 - 08/14/17 01:05 PM Re: Help me identify something [Re: RLoving1]
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#6855974 - 08/14/17 01:10 PM Re: Help me identify something [Re: 8pointdrop]
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The size caomparison between the other species and group with identical coloration is what struck me as odd. Maybe get answere from the group.
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#6855988 - 08/14/17 01:18 PM Re: Help me identify something [Re: RLoving1]
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That is an odd looking bird. Never seen one before and could not find a matching one. Will be interested to see if someone knows!

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#6856199 - 08/14/17 04:17 PM Re: Help me identify something [Re: RLoving1]
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That's a strange looking bird for sure. Looks like a Ruddy Quail Dove?

http://bib.ge/img_animal/80945421mtredi2.jpg

My elderly next door neighbor used to raise all kinds of exotic and imported doves. He had a large aviary in his back yard. After he died a few years ago his family opened the door and let all of them fly away. That's how invasive species get started.


Edited by 12gauge (08/14/17 04:20 PM)
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#6856731 - 08/14/17 11:00 PM Re: Help me identify something [Re: RLoving1]
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Because I'm an idiot and don't know wtf I'm doing LOL. There you happy??

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#6856877 - 08/15/17 06:45 AM Re: Help me identify something [Re: TXHOGSLAYER]
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Well google didn't get me anywhere but still curious and looking. May just be another flying rat but still makes me wonder.
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#6866936 - 08/24/17 01:20 AM Re: Help me identify something [Re: RLoving1]
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It may just be me... I am by no means a have experience with birds outside of knocking them from the sky, but at the risk of sounding foolish, I'll be damned if that doesn't look like a Passenger Pigeon. Y'all tell me... Thought they were extinct. Might be why google was no help.

https://www.wbu.com/chipperwoods/photos/passpigeon.htm



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#6867140 - 08/24/17 09:25 AM Re: Help me identify something [Re: RLoving1]
odwraca Offline
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confused That would be crazy but they do look oddly similar.

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#6868159 - 08/25/17 07:42 AM Re: Help me identify something [Re: RLoving1]
odwraca Offline
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I posted the pics on a bird identification group on Facebook.

For it to be a passenger pigeon, it would have to have something different with the tail. Everyone was saying that it just can't be true since they are "extinct".

Otherwise it seems to have been identified as a feral pigeon with odd coloring.

If you kept the carcass, you could have a biologist take a look.

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#6868300 - 08/25/17 09:49 AM Re: Help me identify something [Re: RLoving1]
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Build a wall. Those are Syrian doves.


Edited by Wacm (08/25/17 09:49 AM)

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#6868489 - 08/25/17 12:15 PM Re: Help me identify something [Re: LuckyVictim]
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Originally Posted By: LuckyVictim
It may just be me... I am by no means a have experience with birds outside of knocking them from the sky, but at the risk of sounding foolish, I'll be damned if that doesn't look like a Passenger Pigeon. Y'all tell me... Thought they were extinct. Might be why google was no help.

https://www.wbu.com/chipperwoods/photos/passpigeon.htm



That would be sad a so called extinct bird get taken out by 94 GMC thats slow as a tax refund! Betting just feral flying rat with odd markings.
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#6892159 - 09/19/17 11:57 AM Re: Help me identify something [Re: 8pointdrop]
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looks like some sort of pigeon cross? clean him, coarse salt, and pepper, wrapped in bacon over hot bed of mesquite coals should be just fine!
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