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The Rock-doo (Columba livia) is a memmer o the faimily o birds Columbidae. It is kent for ordinar as a doo.

The hamelt, or domestic doo (Columba livia domestica) is descendit o the rock-doo. Escapit hamelt-doos hae boukit the communities o feral-doos athort the warld's cities.

Native o Europe, North Africa an Wastern Asie, the rock doo is nou fand athort the warld, wi an estimatit population o atween 17 an 28 million feral an wild doos jist in Europe an naur 120 million athort the hale warld.

Rock-doos cleck for ordinar on crags, whaur the doo gits its name. They bide forbye in a variety o appen an semi-appen environments.

Adult male in Germany
Scientific classification edit
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cless: Aves
Order: Columbiformes
Faimily: Columbidae
Genus: Columba
Species: C. livia
Binomial name
Columba livia
Gmelin, 1789[2]
     approximate native range     introducit non-native populations
  1. BirdLife International (2016). "Columba livia". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T22690066A86070297. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22690066A86070297.en.CS1 maint: uises authors parameter (link)
  2. "Columba livia". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 23 Februar 2008.