Pest Guides

Feral Pigeons

Columba livia

Appearance

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  • The feral pigeon is 32 cm in length.
  • Feral pigeons are blue to grey in colour  (although other colours are common).

Lifecycle

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

Habits

  • Feral pigeons feed on seeds, green feed, domestic scraps in and around cities, near roosting sites.
  • These pigeons prefer to nest on ledges.

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