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Cool facts

Both male and female Rock Pigeons produce “pigeon milk,” a liquid loaded with protein and fat for their offspring. Hatchlings eat nothing but pigeon milk for the first three days, then gradually switch to seeds.

Sound

“Coo roo-c’too-coo”
To listen to the songs of this species check out the ‘How to Identify’ section of its Focal Species page.

Habitat

Cities, suburbs, and farmlands.

Food

Seeds, fruits, grain, and human leftovers.

Did you know?

Homing Pigeons are the same species as ordinary city pigeons. They can find their way home from hundreds of miles away, and have been used in war to deliver messages across enemy lines.