Pigeons on Long Island
Rock Pigeons, also known as Rock Doves, are a common species of bird found all over Long Island. They are stocky birds that are usually grey and black in color but can also be seen in variations of bright white to very dark black. They are granivores meaning seeds make up the main part of their diet. Unlike other birds that mainly reproduce in the spring and summer, pigeons reproduce all year long laying clutches of 3 to 4 eggs at a time. Pigeons remain in the nest for 2 to 3 months after hatching while being cared for by their parents.