Help Me Identify this Pigeon-Like Bird

by Heather
(Berkley, MI)


This guy is about 6-8" tall, just standing in a parking lot in southeast Michigan, just outside the Detroit area. I assumed it was a pigeon of some kind, as there are many in the area, but I've never seen this type of color on any of the pigeons around here. Also, I noticed that it has feathers covering the legs. Any ideas?

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Aug 22, 2014
Maybe It's a Domestic Pigeon NEW
by: Anonymous

If you Google pigeons with feathered legs there are some that are very similar to the one pictured, with some slight variations. It's possible I guess that your bird belongs to someone's backyard coop and it flew the coop. I found a banded pigeon outside my office one day and it allowed me to go right over and pick it up. Since I lived just across the river, I took it home and fed it bird seed and bread and made sure it had water. It hung around my house, sitting on the roof for about two days and then took off, hopefully it just needed a rest and to reorient itself and I've never seen it again. Maybe that's what your bird is doing.

Aug 22, 2014
Beautiful bird NEW
by: Joy

I have no idea.

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