he Feral Pigeon is derived from a domestic pigeon that has returned to the wild. This is a member of the family Columbidae
. The first recorded mention of feral pigeons in human history was by the ancient Egyptians in the form of hieroglyphics. They live independently of but usually close to humans, their buildings and agriculture products. Nests are rudimentary, similar to other ground or cliff nesting birds such as turkey, quail and ducks.
This photo was taken by me in Tampere, a city in southern Finland.