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Uncommon Knowledge: Where are all the baby pigeons?

November 18, 2014

Elements of New York Pillows | UncommonGoods

You’ve fed baby ducklings, ogled puppies at the dog run, now where are all the baby pigeons hiding? Considering the hordes of pigeons in city squares and public parks, you’d think you’d see a couple of little ones scampering about. Turns out baby pigeons, or squabs, are kept safely in their nests for quite some time. Known as Rock Doves, pigeons build their nests in crevices that are tough to spot. Once the squabs hatch, they stay in the nest for four to six weeks, until they’re roughly the same size as an adult. After this, they enter their rebellious teen phase where they’re too cool to be seen with their parents and join their own flock. You can spot these angsty teens by the few downy feathers poking out from the back of their necks and their subtle eye roll.

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  • Reply Niki Rife November 19, 2014 at 10:12 am

    Just a quick tip from your friendly neighborhood proofreader – the spelling of “hordes” should be corrected. (It’s my day job; I can’t help it.)

  • Reply Cassie November 20, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    Thanks, Niki! We updated the post with your correction. (Though this city certainly does seem to hoard pigeons.)

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