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Title: HELP!!!!!! I found a baby bird but not sure what breed of bird it is
Post by: Sammi_242002 on May 30, 2011, 02:46:57 PM
Hi i found this baby bird outside i left it alone thinking maybe the mom will come get it or something but she never did so i decied to take it and it was really weak and looked like it was dying i got some food into it and now its doing better but i cannot figure out what breed it is looks like it would be something like a crow or raven but its not from what i searched it has a really wierd looking beak ??? ??? ???..any suggestions would be great i put it by a pop can so you could kinda see how small it is.
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Title: Re: HELP!!!!!! I found a baby bird but not sure what breed of bird it is
Post by: applecavy on May 30, 2011, 02:58:53 PM
You should try and find the nest or area it likely came from.
It got out of the nest before it could fly, but the parents will still care for it on the ground.

It's best chance of survival is wit them, just make sure to put it out of the sun.
Title: Re: HELP!!!!!! I found a baby bird but not sure what breed of bird it is
Post by: eyohkay on May 30, 2011, 04:49:19 PM
I agree with apple, but as far as species, I believe that's a pigeon.
Title: Re: HELP!!!!!! I found a baby bird but not sure what breed of bird it is
Post by: nakedrats on May 30, 2011, 08:20:39 PM

Is there a safe tree nearby with lots of small branches not too far off the ground?  If you leave him there, his mom will come feed him while he learns to fly.  Mother birds can't come and retrieve a baby like an animal would.  They just aren't equipped to pick their baby up and fly it back to the nest.  The fledging process is very hard on birds, and they don't always make it, but finding it a safe small tree that will hide it from predators will give it the best chance of making it.
Title: Re: HELP!!!!!! I found a baby bird but not sure what breed of bird it is
Post by: nancycccslp on May 30, 2011, 09:32:15 PM
Pretty sure it's a pigeon.  Looks a little young to be a fledgeling. 

IM Eileen and see if she agrees.  Pigeons are not protected so you can care for it yourself or try to find a pigeon person in your area; Google "pigeon rehab" in your area and see what comes up.  Most wildlife rehabbers don't take pigeons; there's too many protected species needing our help this time of year.
Title: Re: HELP!!!!!! I found a baby bird but not sure what breed of bird it is
Post by: Winter_Whisper on October 15, 2011, 05:42:35 AM
I know this was awhile ago, but what happened with the bird?
What did it turn out to be?
Title: Re: HELP!!!!!! I found a baby bird but not sure what breed of bird it is
Post by: RattiesSix on October 15, 2011, 09:46:26 PM
I know this was awhile ago, but what happened with the bird?
What did it turn out to be?

I can tell you right now that it is a pigeon. :] We've raised them here when they get knocked from nests.
Title: Re: HELP!!!!!! I found a baby bird but not sure what breed of bird it is
Post by: Winter_Whisper on October 16, 2011, 02:48:28 AM
Oh lol. I thought it looked like a dove :P
Title: Re: HELP!!!!!! I found a baby bird but not sure what breed of bird it is
Post by: RattiesSix on October 17, 2011, 01:06:15 PM
Whoa! Looking at baby pics, they certainly do look similar. The dove babies seem to have a bit wider beak, though. That guy definitely looks like the common pigeons we have around here, though. Theyre such funny looking babies.
Title: Re: HELP!!!!!! I found a baby bird but not sure what breed of bird it is
Post by: bit-bit on October 17, 2011, 02:11:15 PM
Pigeons are a type of dove, so it's no surprise they look similar.

This bird's coloring seems to fit with a baby mourning dove, but pigeons come in a wide variety of colors.  It could be either one as far as I can tell.