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Pigeon Paradise

Broadway, 69 St., 37 Ave.

Queens

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This text is part of Parks’ Historical Signs Project and can be found posted within the park.

Of the numerous animal inhabitants of New York City, the most widely recognized group may very well be the Pigeon (Columba spp.), or Squab. Although most New Yorkers refer to these ground-feeding birds generically as Pigeons, the Pigeon family actually comprises 289 species of birds throughout the world. The most common American pigeon, the Mourning Dove (Zenaidura carolinensis) is aptly named for its melancholy call. The Rock Dove, a stout bird with a small head, short neck, and thick gray and white plumage, (Columba livia), is almost exclusively the species of Pigeon seen in New York City.

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Pigeon Paradise Weather

  • Wed
    Breezy
    57°F
  • Thu
    Breezy
    59°F
  • Fri
    Slight Chc Showers
    62°F
  • Sat
    Mostly Sunny
    65°F

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