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One of the pigeons crashed into a window and has a hip injury. As a result it walks with a limp and has limited flight. It has been at CuriOdyssey since 2007.
Pigeons and doves also produce food for their young that is unique from other types of birds. “Pigeon’s Milk” is a milky substance produced in the bird’s crop (food-storage pouch which is the first stage in the bird’s digestive tract). During the first few weeks of the nestling’s life, the parents’ crops produce a thick, milky substance made of protein and fat. Gradually, the parents add solid foods, softened by the milk, until their young are ready for solids.
Diet in the Wild
Nuts, seeds, berries, blossoms and insects; in the fall they gorge on acorns.
Diet at the Museum
Mealworms, pigeon seed.
In the Wild: 4-8 years.
In Captivity: up to 15 years.
Coniferous forests along the northwestern Pacific coast, oak woodlands in southern part of range.
From southern British Columbia to Baja California in and near coastal forests and hills. In mountain chains from Utah and Colorado through Mexico to Central America.
No special status.