What are a pigeon's mating habits?

Pigeons are community birds, meaning they prefer to live in flocks rather than on their own. Within these communal groups, the birds will mate for life, and can reach sexual maturity as early as 7 months of age. Pigeons aren't the best nest builders, and will create a fairly flat nest on ledges where they feel safe. They will then lay their eggs eight to twelve days after mating. Most pigeons only lay 2 eggs, though they can have as few as one or as many as three. The eggs hatch after 18 days and the baby birds remain under their parents' care for approximately one month. Pigeons typically will lay more eggs before the first batch has left the nest, and breeding can occur all year round, though peak seasons tend to be spring and fall.

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