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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.
  11. Good chance they are domestic mallards, if you got that close to them and they were on a patio of some sort.
  12. Yes, almost assured that is a racing pigeon. Looks like an adolescent. The bands represent its I’d number and the year born, along with the racing association that issued the band. The other is a racing “tag” that is registered as the bird enters its home loft from a race. This is to determine its speed and the placing s in the race. The color is recessive red/yellow and is a hallmark of some strains, ie Trenton and Muhleman. Two old strains of very good racers. If there is any way you can read the numbers you can email the AU(American Union of racers) and they will probably I’d it’s owner. Give them the color of the band when you do. Athletes of the sky, and war heroes. All hail the “lowly” pigeon.
  13. Great tailed grackle, female, I do believe.
  14. I will echo that this variation is a very common occurrence in these doves. Normal, or not? Leucism, or not. The “regular” depth of color can be seen in the patch on the wing shield. Doves and pigeons bred in captivity are prone to frequent color mutation.
  15. That is an Archangel, known also as a Gimpel. The colors are intense. Not an uncommon variety of domestic show pigeon. They come with copper or gold bodies, and various colored wings, including white as pictured here. But, pigeons with white wings occur in a number of breeds. It is usually called magpie, or saddle, or white wing or pied. And thanks for the vote of confidence. At least I am knowledgeable on something, I think. 🥴
  16. Domestic mallard. Or, a cross with one.
  17. You are probably going to have to get a photo of those.
  18. Agree with BB22. Sunning themselves. Common amongst most pigeons and doves.
  19. I purposely stayed away from that one. Could be racing pigeons , yes,,,, Any bands on their legs?
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