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  1. That tail on No 1 does confuse me , being so rounded. Maybe a juvenile white tail kite?
  2. 1st appears to be a Mississippi Kite. Not sure on the second, so won’t venture a swag.
  3. Yes, one of the game fowl breeds. A hen. Welcome.
  4. Racing birds are slightly bigger than feral pigeons. But, too large, and they would labor during races. They are athletes and are well “muscled up”, to a point.
  5. That is a pigeon(RockDove). Domesticated, of course. The band on the leg gives it away. Educated guess, someone’s Racing Pigeon, stopping for a rest. Color appears to be blue checker grizzle.
  6. ‘‘Tis a rock/feral pigeon. Old enough to eat on its own...grain mix and some water should do it. Sprinkle it liberally on the floor where you are keeping him/her. Make great pets. Not sure if rehabbers do pigeons. Blue checker is the color and pattern.
  7. Yes, Appears to be a young bird in a moult. Welcome.
  8. Also very common in pigeons/doves. Mosquito borne. The chicken industry developed a vaccine to ward off the virus, or greatly reduce its effect. The lesions usually dry up and fall off, but it does, rarely, result in deaths. Effect is predominately to young birds and once a bird is infected, after recovery, it is then immune.
  9. I don’t see a band on either of them, so probably just ferals. They have the appearance of being adolescents, perhaps nestmates. They are Barred ash red, same color as the bird we have been discussing in the other post. Three colors in domestic rock doves, blue, ash red and brown, with blue being the wild color. All others are derivatives of these three color families, with genetic factors altering their appearance.
  10. Charlie is correct. This is a very small sampling of all the varieties of domestic pigeons. The color you pointed out is a barred ash red, one of the more common colors in most varieties of pigeons.
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