Scientific name: Columba livia
The wild rock dove is the ancestor to what is probably our most familiar bird - the feral pigeon. Often found en masse in our towns and cities, the feral pigeon might be a nuisance to some people, but provides an easy encounter with wildlife for others.
Average lifespan: 3 years
Common. Classified in the UK as Green under the Birds of Conservation Concern 4: the Red List for Birds (2015).