Feral Pigeons

OPB | Feb. 1, 1999 7:30 p.m.

Some folks call it “a rat with wings.” The common pigeon is native to the cliffs of Asia and Africa, but they have adapted well to city life and are found in metropolitan areas around the world. The birds cause significant damage to buildings, bridges, and other structures. Find out a lot more about these birds and meet the folks who either love them or hate them.

First Broadcast: 1999
Producer: Jim Newman

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