But there is something odd about pigeons. At least now we can put to bed once and for all the conspiracy theory that baby pigeons don’t exist. why? “The more affluent pigeon parents tend to rent high-end private maternity coops to give birth,” suggests Thomas Keith. I left so that its parents could take over the baby sitting. As Sarah Rochelle politely puts it, “They are butt ugly.”. Visit any town or city, and you’re likely to see them everywhere; pigeons, those most ubiquitous of urban birds. Surely we see these? Hey – we’ve all been there. Have you ever seen a baby pigeon? What about young pigeons that have recently fledged? “In its natural and wild state,” we are told by William Yarrell in A History of British Birds, the rock dove “inhabits high rocks near the sea-coast, in the cavities of which it lives the greater part of the year.”, On the island of Orkney, in Scotland, UK, for example, 19th Century ornithologists observed that the rock dove “is very numerous, breeding in the crevices of the rocks, but the nests are placed at such a depth that it is impossible to reach them.”, When squabs finally fly the nest they are fully grown, Over on the neighboring Scottish island of Shetland, others noted rock doves occupying “deep subterranean caverns, the mouths of which are open to the sea.”. 5 years ago. Gwen Obertuck’s sister, for instance, had a pair of pigeons nesting on her balcony in Germany. “You never know, when you look at a pigeon sitting on a window sill or under a park bench, it might only be a baby in disguise,” writes Brian Waas. For most of us, it’s a resounding no. “It was gone when I went back hours later so hope all was well.”, View image of Pigeons pigeons everywhere and not a baby in sight (Credit: Free Casters/CC by 2.0), We asked you, our audience, on social media for your thoughts, View image of Baby pigeons have been described as 'butt ugly' (Credit: Jack Sullivan/Alamy), View image of Two baby pigeons tucked in their nest (Credit: Nishanth Jois/CC by 2.0), View image of Juvenile pigeon lacking green and purple around neck (Credit: Ingrid Taylar/CC by 2.0), View image of An adult pigeon with white cere (Credit: Thomas Quine/CC by 2.0), View image of Adult pigeons have a certain look to them (Credit: Ingrid Taylar/CC by 2.0). This is largely down to the fact that squabs, as if ashamed of their appearance, stay in the nest for a very long time: the nestling period from hatching to fledging typically lasts more than 40 days, roughly twice that of most garden birds. So when squabs finally fly the nest they are fully grown and virtually indistinguishable from adults. It’s one of the key questions that continues to plague humanity. Answer (1 of 13): Whilst you may not have seen a baby pigeon it is very likely that you have seen a very young pigeon with its parents. u/meatball19. For most of us, it’s a resounding no. We address the pressing question as one may have been spotted in Vauxhall. Baby pigeons, once they are born, are hidden away in their nest where ever that may be. A baby pigeon won’t have the shiny green color around its neck yet and its wattle, which is above its beak, will still be a pinkish color, rather than the white you’d see on a full-grown pigeon. Have you actually ever seen a baby pigeon? Yet we never see their babies. And here’s what we discovered. Christmas lights switch-on gaffe takes internet by storm, People are revealing the hilarious names they’ve given their Spotify playlists, This couple has played Mario Kart to decide who makes tea every day for 20 years, 12 bizarre corners of Reddit that prove it’s the oddest place on the internet, 10 of the funniest insults people have received while gaming online.