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They Do Exist!

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Mark Coates 2009
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Rock Pigeons are one of the most common urban birds so why do we never see baby pigeons?

Some baby birds - like down-covered ducks, geese, and chickens - leave their nest shortly after hatching and do a lot of growing up while following their parents around.

Others, like pigeons, depend on their parents to feed and protect them, well into their youth.

They stay in the nest - under bridges and awnings, for instance - until they're nearly as big as the adult birds.

Find more here at BirdNote.