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  1. Agree with BB22. Sunning themselves. Common amongst most pigeons and doves.
  2. I purposely stayed away from that one. Could be racing pigeons , yes,,,, Any bands on their legs?
  3. Domestic pigeons usually mix with any and all colors, however occasionally will prefer one of a close similar color. Why this group is banding together is unknown, UNLESS, these are captive birds that are being let out for training flights. They then know their own kind and will generally stick together.
  4. Look like young mallards, probably domestic.
  5. Not to worry. Every country has a city people make fun of. In Russia, for instance, they have one they make fun of. It’s Philadelphia. Just kiddin’ ya, friend. But, there was that old story going around about the headstone W C Fields requested when he died. It supposedly read, “On second thought, I’d rather be in Philadelphia”. 🍸Cheers.
  6. Well, ya learn something everyday on here. Most of the time it’s not geography. Can the world really stand another Philadelphia. 😄
  7. Show pigeons are also a thing, a big thing. They, too, must be banded to enter shows, as racing pigeons do, to enter races.
  8. Yes,,, and a Racing Homer to be exact.. If you can blow it up enough to read the band on its leg, you can contact the AU (American Racing Pigeon Union). If they do not have any info, then perhaps the NPA (National Pigeon Assn). Records are kept of band sales. AND, its a normal blue barred in color (pied with the few white feathers in the wing).
  9. And Ham is correct. Very few white racing pigeons due to predators and the fact that their flight feathers wear much faster than dark birds. Most white racers are used for special events such as weddings and deaths, where their flights back to their home lofts are fairly short.
  10. Not a racing pigeon. They do not have crests. Guess would be some type of highflier or tumbler.
  11. Color appears to be a normal blue with the grizzle modification gene.
  12. Apparently, they do , at times flock per reports from around southern Calif. One report even saying that they have up to 50 in their back yard at times, to their dismay, as they chase all the other birds off.. I would guess that this is in the non breeding season. The males are very competitive, most having a harem, if the females are available, of up to half dozen. Thats a lot of surrogate nests. It is believed they use the Scaly Breasted Munia as host in So Cal.
  13. The only thing I am expert on is Pigeons,, and that doesn't cover much of the bird world. '
  14. Sounds like a Pin-Tailed Whydah, in appearance and attitude. Are you in Southern California? They are getting more numerous. The females look somewhat like streaked Sparrows but with a reddish beak.
  15. There is some white...neck, belly, tail and if you look at the last picture, left shoulder, there it is.
  16. Beautiful raptor and one of the most majestic birds in the US. Just saw 5 in southeastern Louisiana, plus a Mississippi Kite in a residential neighborhood. Unfortunately the Swallow Tailed Kites numbers have been dwindling over the last 30 years in this area. As an aside, saw my first Black bellied Whistling/Tree ducks(4) and a small flock of Fulvous, in the same area.
  17. I believe this is more appropriately a bird affected by the “dilution” gene. I’ve seen others on here identified as leucistic, that probably are dilutes. Leucism is the lack of pigment, while dilute is a change in pigment Which gives the bird(or other animal) a lightened appearance. That’s not a scientific description, but the best I can do.
  18. I think that is a male you have there, just doesn’t have his adult coloration, yet.
  19. Since you inferred that it was parrot like, could it have been a Rainbow Lorikeet? They are fairly common in captivity, and it could be someones bird that escaped. Although knowing Florida and their plethora of introduced birds...who knows.
  20. Doesn’t look to be anything special, other than, perhaps, a racing pigeon. Just a pied coloration.
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