Pigeons

Feral Pigeon

Columba livia

Appearance

Image of a Feral Pigeon (Columba livia) | Rentokil Pest Control NZ
  • 32 cm long.
  • Blue—grey in colour (although other colours are common).

Lifecycle

  • 2 – 3 broods per year, with 2 eggs in each clutch.
  • 17 – 19 day incubation period.
  • Young birds spend 35 – 37 days in the nest.

Habits

  • Feeds on seeds, green feed, domestic scraps in and around cities, near roosting sites.
  • Nests on ledges.

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