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Pest Birds Species Control

Pest Birds Species| The 3 Most Problematic City Birds

Feral Pigeon Columba livia (Columba livia domestica) | PEST BIRDS

One of the most problematic pest birds species is the domestic pigeon Columba livia domestica is found worldwide and are a very common in urban and city environments. The feral pigeon have adapted to the roosts and nesting sites provided by buildings and other structures.
Descended from domesticated strains of the Rock Dove Plumage can vary considerably, from the blue- grey of the rock dove through to reds, chequered to almost pure black. The cock bird is usually bigger and stronger than the hen. Twigs, feathers or any available scraps, such as plastic and wire are used in the construction of nests, which are frequently flimsily built but become well -defined when used for successive broods. Breeding can occur throughout the year however the peak occurs between March and July. Usually two eggs are laid with incubation lasting 18 days. Fledging taking place 4 to 5 weeks later.              

House Sparrow (Passer domesticuss) | PEST BIRDS

A familiar site in both urban and rural environments where it is closely associated with humans can be a serious pest when it enters food and manufacturing units, warehousing or loading areas
Nests are built in a variety of places, normally sites in and around buildings such as holes in walls, eaves etc. are preferred. The Breeding season extends from April to August where two to three broods may be reared. Large populations may live entirely within buildings especially where there is an abundant food source to exploit.

Common Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) | PEST BIRDS

This bird is widely distributed being one of the commonest pest birds species within the British Isles. Starlings roost in trees, buildings and other structures such as bridge girders etc.
Substantial nests are constructed, mainly from grasses 4 eggs are laid and incubated by the female for 12 days. Fledging takes place between 21 to 24 days. Most starlings roost communally from late summer until the following breeding season, forming conspicuous gatherings towards dusk. 

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