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Contact: Yvette Girard
University of California - Davis

Band-tailed Pigeon

Caption: Three band-tailed pigeons perch in Santa Barbara County. Researchers at UC Davis and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife have identified trichomonosis as a key factor in winter die-offs and the population decline of this native migratory game bird.

Credit: Courtesy Dianne Ricky

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