Next to Online Dictionary to define this word. It tells me feral means 'existing in a wild or uncultivated state' and so I think, could we apply that word then before every wild bird's name?
A Feral Laughing Kookaburra, or a Feral Red-backed Fairy-Wren, doesn't quite make the grade somehow.
I know, we wouldn't really choose to make that name change to others, since it generally has an unfavourable inference. Just thinking out loud here ...because I can.
Several were sitting on the mowed grass in Paddington, Sydney, on an overcast day and with a little intermittent rain. I still like the differing colours amongst them. It surprised me when looking into the photos, how the top beak curved over, and wondered if this indicated the older bird, or are they typically like this?
this one's not got the curved beak
several took turns at having a splash in this water feature
Did you know? Pigeons can fly at altitudes of 1.8 km (6000 feet), or more!! Read that here on Pigeon Control Resource Centre.