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07-01-2017, 16:15   #1
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Is there any country were there isn't any pigeons they seem to be world wide unless you know a pidgeon free country
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07-01-2017, 19:22   #2
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Not that many here and the further north you get the fewer there are ..but still they are not called flying rats for nothing ...where there are people there is vermin.
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I'm sure pre 2000 there were hardly any in most town centres .. back in the day trafalgar square was the only place synonymous with pigeons. Ironically they are no where to be seen there thesedays., unless they've all migrated to Moor and fargate??
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The city centre in Sheffield was full of pigeons in the 1950's when it was seen how the buildings were being damaged by droppings as well as the public health hazard of so many birds buildings began to be protected first by one method then another today netting is the protection method of choice.
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07-01-2017, 20:11   #5
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no pigeons in malta.
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07-01-2017, 20:17   #6
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I would guess that there may not be any in areas of the globe that has extreme temperatures, such as deserts even though there are other creatures there. Also, the extreme cold areas - arcitc/antartic.

I wonder if there are any rats in those places
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07-01-2017, 20:27   #7
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no pigeons in malta.
Hmm I definitely saw some pigeons when I was in Valetta.

So did this women..

https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Locati..._of_Malta.html
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07-01-2017, 20:48   #8
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Pigeon racing is a popular hobby in Malta.

http://www.birdmalta.com/PIGEONS/Pigeons.html
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07-01-2017, 20:58   #9
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Not that many here and the further north you get the fewer there are ..but still they are not called flying rats for nothing ...where there are people there is vermin.
You should have more respect for the things that live in our ecosystem.

Birds are a group of theropod dinosaurs that evolved during the Mesozoic Era.
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****e hawks are the proper description!
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07-01-2017, 21:09   #11
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I like feral pigeons (Columba livia domestica) - which are the species you see in town centres. They tend to mate for life, which endears me to them.
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07-01-2017, 21:47   #12
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I like feral pigeons (Columba livia domestica) - which are the species you see in town centres. They tend to mate for life, which endears me to them.
Actually, it's 'them to me'. They feel nothing for you. Accept it.
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07-01-2017, 21:54   #13
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Actually, it's 'them to me'. They feel nothing for you. Accept it.
Haha yes you're quite right - although I do feel I am quite popular with pigeons, so I may not have been entirely inaccurate..
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07-01-2017, 23:43   #14
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I like feral pigeons (Columba livia domestica) - which are the species you see in town centres. They tend to mate for life, which endears me to them.
Yes they are feral, not wild. They're descended from the birds that were historically kept in dovecotes to provide meat and eggs which is probably why they hang around centres of human population, maybe they retain an ancestral memory of being fed and cared for by us.
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Cant beat a nice Pigeon Pie
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08-01-2017, 13:41   #16
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I like feral pigeons (Columba livia domestica) - which are the species you see in town centres. They tend to mate for life, which endears me to them.
I too like feral pigeons and also wood pigeons. We have seen feral pigeons everywhere we have been from Norway in the north to South America and Australia in the South also on islands.
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08-01-2017, 17:39   #17
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Cant beat a nice Pigeon Pie
Pigeons make the best gravy,no need for oxo when you cook them.
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08-01-2017, 18:06   #18
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There's all types of pigeons. They are basically big doves.

Beautiful birds.
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Yes they are feral, not wild. They're descended from the birds that were historically kept in dovecotes to provide meat and eggs which is probably why they hang around centres of human population, maybe they retain an ancestral memory of being fed and cared for by us.
They are descended from Rock Doves, which are truly wild cliff breeding pigeons. They were domesticated to provide food. There are still a few places in Britain where you can see genuinely wild Rock Doves.
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Not that many here and the further north you get the fewer there are ..but still they are not called flying rats for nothing ...where there are people there is vermin.
Where there is vermin there are people. No wings but they do have tails and horns.
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