• Welcome to Avian Avenue! To view our forum with less advertisments please register with us.
    Memberships are free and it will just take a moment. Click here

Are pigeons old or new world birds?

Zonlover

Jogging around the block
Joined
9/24/20
Messages
780
Location
Virginia, USA
Real Name
Rebecca
Do the Old/New World rules apply to pigeons? If so, which are they?
 

Karen

Biking along the boulevard
Avenue Veteran
Mayor of the Avenue
Avenue Spotlight Award
Joined
10/22/09
Messages
5,041
This is what Ms. Google tells me:

Pigeons (Columbiformes) are the sister group to an Old World clade consisting of sandgrouse (Pterocliformes) and the mesites (Mesitornithiformes).

This page has some interesting information:

 

Aves

Rollerblading along the road
Joined
10/4/20
Messages
1,472
Location
Utah
This is what Ms. Google tells me:

Pigeons (Columbiformes) are the sister group to an Old World clade consisting of sandgrouse (Pterocliformes) and the mesites (Mesitornithiformes).

This page has some interesting information:

Haha I was going to say that!
 

Destiny

Rollerblading along the road
Mayor of the Avenue
Avenue Spotlight Award
Joined
6/6/20
Messages
2,082
Real Name
Destiny
If you are asking if it is safe to house pigeons with parrots that have powder-down, then yes, I believe so.

"Australian birds with powder down include all the pigeons (Columbidae), cockatoos (Cacatuidae), parrots (Psittaciformes), woodswallows (Artamus), some owls, herons (Ardeidae), frogmouths (Podargidae), some hawks and bustards (Otididae)."

.
 

Zara

❀♡ My birds are responsible for 99% of my typos ♡❀
Super Moderator
Celebirdy of the Month
Mayor of the Avenue
Avenue Spotlight Award
Avenue Concierge
Joined
1/8/18
Messages
27,252
Location
Reino de España

fashionfobie

Rollerblading along the road
Celebirdy of the Month
Mayor of the Avenue
Avenue Spotlight Award
Joined
1/4/19
Messages
4,763
Location
Qld, Australia
Real Name
Natalie
Many doves also sand bathe instead of water, though not all species. There are lots of different doves from different biomes.

Of course the original post is on pigeon, aka the rock dove, but I wanted to nerd out ;)
 

ParrotNuts

Rollerblading along the road
Joined
10/8/20
Messages
3,395
Location
The Mighty Empire of The Ringnecks
Real Name
Atharv
We have multiple wild pigeons here, and while I don't know if they are super dusty or not, they are very messy!!! :rnfrt:
 
Top