Plump bird with small head and straight, thin bill. Plumage is variable, but most common form has gray back, 2 black bars in the wing, and blue-gray head.© Luke Seitz | Macaulay LibraryMassachusetts, February 01, 2014
Plump bird with short legs and small head. Plumage is variable; some birds are dark gray with green-purple iridescence on the neck. Tail usually shows a dark band at the tip.© Don Danko | Macaulay LibraryMaryland, October 14, 2020
Occasional variants are pale or rusty colored; often found in flocks with pigeons in standard gray plumage.© Bob Myers | Macaulay LibraryGeorgia, December 22, 2020
Struts on the ground with head-bobbing motion to pick at seeds and handouts.© Marina Gorbunova | Macaulay LibrarySankt-Peterburg, May 12, 2018
Plumage is variable; some individuals can be nearly all white.© Hui Sim | Macaulay LibraryBritish Columbia, March 21, 2015
Gathers in large flocks in urban areas and on farms. In flight, most individuals have pale underwings and a dark band at the tail tip.© Arlene Ripley | Macaulay LibraryDelhi, February 11, 2004
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