Alaska Department of Fish and Game
Secondary Site Navigation
- Species Home
- Special Status
- Living With Wildlife
- Parasites & Diseases
- Wildlife Action Plan
Invasive Species — Rock Dove (Columba livia)
The Rock Dove is native to western and southern Europe, North Africa, and south Asia. Its domesticated form has been widely introduced elsewhere, and is common, especially in cities, over much of the world.
In the wild, the rock dove’s natural habitat is cliff faces, usually on coasts. In urban areas, it typically nests on ledges and windowsills of tall buildings.