Rare wild pigeons extinct in most of the world have been discovered living in remote parts of Scotland and Ireland.

Researchers have found colonies of Rock Doves – also known as rock pigeons – on islands off the coast of the British Isles.

An team used DNA tests to find the creatures, yến sào hải phòng which are the wild ancestors of common, feral pigeons seen in towns and cities.

They found that the Rock Doves, or Columba livia, descended from the same wild pigeon lineage from which modern feral and domesticated pigeons come.

It was also seen that some populations of the birds had bred considerably with feral pigeons, while others had not at all.

An Oxford University team used DNA tests to identify the Rock Doves, which are the wild ancestors of common, feral pigeons seen in towns and cities

An Oxford University team used DNA tests to identify the Rock Doves, which are the wild ancestors of common, feral pigeons seen in towns and cities

Researchers sequenced the Rock Dove DNA from feather samples to determine whether the birds were truly 'wild'. They also estimated their genetic influence from feral pigeons

Researchers sequenced the Rock Dove DNA from feather samples to determine whether the birds were truly ‘wild’. They also estimated their genetic influence from feral pigeons

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