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Rock doves are known to inhabit the Yorkshire coast. Picture by Terry Carrott.

Roger Ratcliffe: Hybrids of city birds that hang out on coastal cliffs

It is easy to overlook rock doves. They are usually found mixed in with flocks of the ubiquitous feral pigeon, which most people never consider worth the effort of raising their binoculars to observe. But walking along the clifftop path a few miles north of Whitby last week I disturbed a flock of what I took to be pigeons and saw conspicuous flashes of white.

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