Hi, I'm not really a bird enthusiast or knowledgeable about birds but I met this cute little bird which I think is a Barbary Dove. He was just chilling on the sidewalk as I skated by. I stopped to say hi.
My question is, is this somebody's pet? He came to me when I called and I think he must have thought I had food. Is he okay by himself? Should I leave him be? I read that they can be quite dependant on humans and i'm worried he's escaped an aviary or something. Don't want him to get eaten by a cat because he was spending all of his time walking around on the ground.
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