The Master Survivor among us.You see them on roof tops,on high rise buildings,at parks or in the backyards. They often fly and feed in groups, they look very cute, If you are thinking of sparrows,mynas you are mistaken. Its the Pigeons.
Next time you feed these birds, it's worth remembering this. The history of common city pigeons goes back around 5000 years! Pigeons are masters when it comes to adapting to the surroundings. They move around in groups, feed on seeds and crumbs of food found around houses. They spend most of their day on perched on ledges, window sills, small spaces in the building. They don't need a tree to perch on or build a nest on. They have good memory and will often come back to the same nesting site. When they feed in groups, there's little chance for other birds to even get a few grains.
Pigeons droppings are acidic and solidifies soon, hence difficult to get rid of,on cars or painted surfaces they leave a visible mark. In many apartments, people find their balconies, washing machines and sink messed up with pigeon droppings.They have no natural predators and have even outnumbered the common crow in urban areas. Crows need tree cover for daily life and to build a nest. So, feed the pigeons but remember that they are master survivors in the modern urban jungle.