Did You Know?: Birds


July 10, 2013

  • The domestic pigeon has evolved for more than 30 million years and is a descendant of the European rock dove.
  • Because pigeons mate for life and have a voracious sexual appetite it’s not unusual for a pair to produce more than 10 offspring a year.
  • The squabs are airborne within two months and generally roost in the same area.
  • The street pigeon, unlike other species, will soil its own nest. Its droppings cause hundreds of millions of dollars in damage to property every year.

Source: BirdBusters

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