This is the first in a new series of ebooks covering the care and breeding of popular groups of pet and aviary birds. Other titles shortly to be added to the series will include Budgerigars and Cockatiels. They all offer highly practical advice, and will be of value whether you are just starting out or already keep birds. Written by David Alderton, who has more than 45 years of experience in this field, each title contains over 26,000 words, broken down into six chapters, plus a resources section. This ebook begins with an introduction to the subject of keeping pigeons and doves, followed by coverage of some 50 species and varieties, including the ever-popular diamond dove, then chapters on housing, feeding, breeding and health care. David has chaired the National Council for Aviculture in the UK, the national body that represents bird-keepers, and he has visited fellow enthusiasts throughout the world, with his international experience in this field being reflected in the text.