Technically, no. There is no difference. "Dove" and "pigeon" are just names used to call the different bird species of the Columbidae family. In the simplest understanding, smaller species are called "doves" and the larger species "pigeons", however, this is not a hard and fast rule. Whole-genomes sequence data related to 95 birds from four breeds of rock pigeons including, 29 feral pigeons, 24 Shiraz tumblers, 24 Persian high flyers and 18 homing pigeons were provided. More than 6.94 billion short reads with coverage (average ≈7.50 x) and 407.1 Gb data were produced. Whole genome sequencing was carried out on the. Cooper's hawk (Accipiter cooperii) is a medium-sized hawk native to the North American continent and found from southern Canada to Mexico. This species is a member of the genus Accipiter, sometimes referred to as true hawks, which are famously agile, relatively small hawks common to wooded habitats around the world and also the most diverse of all diurnal raptor genera.. If you just want to see pictures of standard-looking feral pigeons then feel free to skip to the bottom to see some there! 1. Pictures Of The Common Wood Pigeon Wood pigeons are considered by many to be agricultural pests due to overpopulation, however they are incredibly intelligent and attractive birds. 2. Pictures Of Victoria Crowned Pigeons.