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Table 1 Morphological results of feral pigeons (Columba livia) captured at three different times from public parks in Madrid (n = 118)

From: Screening for several potential pathogens in feral pigeons (Columba livia) in Madrid

  Wing length (mm) Tarsus length (mm) Body weight (g) BCI2 (g/cm)2 BCI3 (g/mm)3
This study 221.4
(200-237)
31.6
(27.2-36.3)
275,6
(168-385)
1.24
(0.76-1.86)
8.71
(5.36-11.53)
Ref 4 228.1
(225-238)
33.1 347.9
(340-356)
1.5 5 10.1 5
  1. 1 Values are shown as means, with ranges given in brackets
  2. 2 Body condition index 1 (Weight/Wing length) [14].
  3. 3 Body condition index 2 (Weight/Tarsus length) [15].
  4. 4 Reference values obtained from http://www.royalalbertamuseum.ca.
  5. 5 Calculated as follows: Mean body weight/(Mean wing length or mean tarsus length)