Rare wild ancestors of domestic pigeon found on Scottish islands Birds

Colonies of extremely rare and endangered birds that are the wild ancestors of domestic and feral pigeons have been found on secluded Scottish islands. Researchers have spoken of their excitement and surprise at discovering small populations of wild rock doves in places that include the Outer Hebrides. It is thought that rock doves were domesticated, … Read more

Scientists find dingoes genetically different from domestic dogs after decoding genome | Wildlife

Dingoes are genetically distinct from domestic dogs and their evolution has been shaped by Australia’s environment, scientists who have fully decoded the dingo genome have said. An international team of researchers have analyzed the genetic makeup of a pure desert dingo called Sandy Maliki, finding that dingoes are an intermediary between wolves and domestic dog … Read more