Birds of St. Charles County, MO
Rock Dove

Rock Dove
Columba livia

Size: 13"

Male: No set color pattern. Gray to white with patches of iridescent greens and blues, usually with a light rump patch.

Female: Same as male.

Juvenile: Same as adult.

Nest: Female builds platform nest. Three to four broods per year.

Eggs: 1-2; white without markings

Incubation: 18-20 days; female and male incubate

Fledging: 25-26 days; male and female feed young

Migration: The Rock Dove can be found in St.Charles County year round.

Food: Seeds

Note: Also commonly known as the Domestic Pigeon.

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