Rock Pigeon in Winter

Rock Pigeon
Rock Pigeon. Photo by Kieran Somerville on Unsplash

Appearance: The rock pigeon is a large bird about 12-14″ long, chubby with blue/gray wings, black pointy tips, short red legs, and a black & round wide tail. The neck is iridescent. 

Winter diet: Grains and seeds. Commonly seen scavenging trash cans for food.

Winter feeder food: Millet, cracked corn, black-oil sunflower seed, safflower, peanut hearts.

Winter habitat: During winter, rock pigeons remain in their year-round range which includes all of the US, the southern part of Canada, and Mexico. They’re commonly found in cities and towns as well as farmlands

Range Map

Rock pigeon jay range map.
Rock pigeon jay range map. Compliments of The Cornell Lab.