The Bluette Pigeon (Columba livia) is a breed of fancy pigeon from Turkey. It is sometimes called the Nun Pigeon.
The Bluette Pigeon is mostly white, with blue-grey and white wing and shoulder feathers, edged with a black trim. It has dark eyes, a very short pink beak, and pink feet. It has a pink eye-ring. Underneath its eye it has a grey-blue marking.
It grows to about 20 centimetres (8 inches) in length.
The Bluette Pigeon feeds on seeds, grain and crops.
The Bluette Pigeon is an ornamental pigeon. Female lays two white, shiny eggs, about 4 centimetres long. When the chicks hatch after 17-19 days, their mother feeds them on milky liquid from her crop.
The young spend about five weeks in the nest before gaining all of their feathers, and becoming independent.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
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