Baby Birdorable: Rock Pigeon

If you think our Birdorable birds are cute as adults, what about when they are babies? Below are some baby photos (shared via Flickr) of the Rock Pigeon. Rock Pigeons breed any time of the year. Their natural preferred nesting sites were coastal cliff faces; these birds have adapted well to city life by using buildings and other constructions in place of cliffs. Incubation lasts 17 to 19 days and is shared by both parents. Babies fledge at about 30 days.

baldy by joysaphine
Pigeon Parenting
Pigeon Parenting by incurable_hippie
Pigeon Babies
Pigeon Babies by marc.benton
growing up...
growing up... by Just me....
Baby pigeons
Baby pigeons by sfllaw
Bridge Pigeon!
Bridge Pigeon! by Isthmene

Pretty cute, right? Be sure to check out our (adult) Birdorable Rock Pigeon t-shirts & gifts!


Canaduck on April 23, 2010 at 1:06 PM wrote:
Hahaha awwww, I love pigeons and I love their babies...though I have to admit that they aren't the best-looking!
Ashira on April 23, 2010 at 3:14 PM wrote:
Those are cute! ^_^ Baby pigeons are called 'squeakers' by breeders, aren't they? :3
Scott W. on April 24, 2010 at 1:32 AM wrote:
Hi ,I breed pigeons ,and the babies are called squabs ,and the fledglings called squeakers because they squeak ,not coo.
Ashira on April 24, 2010 at 8:51 AM wrote:
Oh, cool! Thanks, Scott. : D
abigail on June 5, 2010 at 2:54 PM wrote:
baby pigions are'nt the cutest, their kind of ugly!
Joanna on June 25, 2010 at 11:11 PM wrote:
I love them! They look so cute!!!!!!!
Heather Richards on October 4, 2016 at 6:24 PM wrote:
I put sticky notes on anybody that says "city", and pigeons live in the.....IT'S RAINING STICKY NOTES!
Spurwing Plover on May 31, 2022 at 6:26 AM wrote:
A Pigeon named G.I. Joe is credited with saving the lives of some British Solders who captured this town he delivered a message to stop a planed Bombing of the Village during WW II

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