Who Are We?
|My name is Jemima, which means pigeon in Hebrew. Therefore this page is dedicated to the pigeon. My favorite pigeon is the rock dove (Columba liva), which has become common in cities. You have seen it sometimes in streets or on a square, perhaps. Whenever you see an individual of this noble species in the future, think of me!|
|...that the difference between a pigeon and a dove is the size? The larger ones are called pigeons and the smaller ones doves. They are both birds of the family Columbidae, a group with about 300 species.|
|...that wild pigeons eat fruit, seeds and berries?|
|...that pigeons, both the males and the females, produce "pigeon milk" to their young? It's almost like cow milk, with lots of proteins and fats.|
|...that pigeons usually lay two white eggs?|
|...that the now extinct dodo bird was a pigeon relative? It weighed 25 kgs (55 lbs) and couldn't fly.|
even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.