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Videos Part 2: A New Sibling Squab


View 'Videos Part 2' in a sequence:
June 16th - 17th - new baby pigeon June 23rd - mother and baby pigeon June 24th morning - mother feeding squab June 24th PM - mother and squabJune 28th - pigeon family relations

In this sequence of videos you will see...

 

First Days of the New Pigeon Sibling 

June 16th -17th - The pigeon family has a new baby

Pigeons typically breed a few times a year - usually laying 2 eggs each time. Occassionaly only one egg hatches.

This is the second round of eggs for these parents - so they now have some experience.

In this video we see the tenacity of the new baby, determined to find protection....

Video is 25 seconds

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Father pigeon sits on newborn baby
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Bird of prey - enemy of the pigeon
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Bird of prey - eats nestlings
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This bird of prey is perched just above the little pigeon's nest. It feeds on insects, lizards and baby birds...
   
June 23rd

The new baby is left alone which could be dangerous with the birds of prey in the neighborhood. The baby is not aware of the danger.

Don't worry, the mother soon comes back.

Video is 1 min 3 seconds

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Baby pigeon left alone
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Mother Feeds New Baby Pigeon

   

June 24th - Morning

In this video we see the mother feeding the baby. Eventually she gets tired but the baby keeps poking her, and obviouly wants to continue feeding.

When it's clear that there is no more food at this time, it crawls between the mother's legs and takes a rest.

Video is 1 min 13 sec

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Mother pigeon feeds baby

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June 24th - Afternoon

The baby is still hungry -- the mother is still tired...

Video is 1 min 10 sec

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Mother pigeon with demanding baby
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Mother and Father Pigeons Communicate

June 28th

In this interesting video we get a glimpse of the parents communicating.

In what seems to be a very orderly exchange of duties, one parent replaces the other - but it appears as though there is tension between them.

Watch and decide for yourself.

Video is 2 minutes

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2nd Baby Pigeon June 28
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First baby pigeon  brother
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2nd baby pigeon already flying
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Both the brother and sister pigeons grew up and, while they left their nests, they were often seen together with the parents in the same neighborhood - true to their homing instincts and their natural family orientation.
 

More Movies...

Watch videos of the first baby pigeon, born to the same parents:

 

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Overview| Videos - Part 1 | Videos - Part 2 | Columbidae Family| Pigeons in History | Pigeon Breeding | Pigeons as a Nuisance

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