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Why Don’t I Ever See Baby Pigeons?


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I've seen squished baby pigeons and baby pigeon eggs that fell out of the nest... so I know they exist up there.

But you won't see them unless something goes wrong:

Run-of-the-mill city pigeons, known as rock doves, build their nests in the nooks and crannies of the concrete cityscape, reminiscent of their native European and Middle Eastern cliffside habitats. Parents typically keep babies, or squabs, hidden and safe until they can survive on their own, usually a month after hatching.

As a result, youngsters are almost fully grown and their feather coloring looks nearly identical to an adult's by the time they fly the coop

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