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Feral Pigeons, should we be concerned? w/ Ian Mclean: November 28, 2023

Feral Pigeons, should we be concerned? w Ian Mclean: November 28, 2023

Feral Pigeons, should we be concerned? w/ Ian Mclean: November 28, 2023 Feral Pigeons, should we be concerned? w/ Ian Mclean: November 28, 2023, 19.57 MB
Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Feral and unashamed, pigeons are the hallmark of any great city.

But the line between urban legend and rat with wings is blurred, leaving the pigeon an animal of mystery and intrigue. 

Once domesticated pets, pigeons now roam the streets as one of the biggest birds on the block.

It is estimated that there are between 250 to 400 million feral pigeons globally, raising the question: are there too many?

Sofia spoke to bird connoisseur and Auckland Regional Representative for Birds New Zealand, Ian Mclean, for insight into the complex existence of feral pigeons.