Every time you go to a big city or town, you can always see those same, old and wise grey, white, black and brown-feathered friends sitting lazily on the roofs, shops, buildings, houses, walls and walking on pavements and balconies.But have you ever noticed, that amongst all those pigeon friends, none of them had a single young or baby pigeon (which are also called pigeon squabs)
It’s because that they are all in their nests and only come out of their nests until they can fly. Yes, it’s as simple as that, but there is another story why we don’t see baby pigeons often.Way b
ack when humans spent more time hanging in and around caves, nobody would have blinked an eyelid at the sight of a baby pigeon.
In fact, the excavation of a cave in Gibraltar reveals that Neanderthals were keen on eating pigeons before modern humans even arrived in Europe.
Much later, after Neanderthals had vanished and Homo sapiens took over this same site, they too were dining out on pigeon flesh. In prehistorical times, it’s likely that baby pigeons, were not only often seen, but often on the menu.
Therefore, pigeons are not very often seen these days.