Feral Pigeon
(Columbia livia domestica)

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Found throughout the UK and the world, the feral pigeon is descended from the rock dove which explains why they nest on buildings ledges, bridges etc. Capable of breeding all year round, peaking between April and August.

Description

Blue greys, reds blacks.
Weighing 250 - 550g

Biology

3 - 8 broods per year, 2 eggs per brood, incubation 16 - 20 days, Maturity within 2 - 3 months

Food

Feral pigeons will mainly feed on seeds and foods from human refuse, discarded foods.

Found roosting on ledges in abandoned buildings, and under bridges, the feral pigeon will often nest in buildings by finding small entry points

Habitat

Reasons for control

Property damage:

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