Julie Neiworth teaches annually a class on Learning and Memory and for that, she houses, cares for, and studies pigeons. Recently, she discovered that 2 of the pigeons acquired in different years actually knew each other -- romance was identified! So she decided to let them take over the flight room, and they produced their first offspring on June 15! Pigeons mate monogamously and both parents take turns sitting on the egg and also both feed the hatched baby crop milk. Coincidentally, tamarins also mate for life and cooperatively care for their offspring. Here's the baby pigeon so far... Day 0-shell escape; day 4 with mom, day 7 showing some feather starters, day 9 with a more mature pigeon face! They grow faster than any other vertebrate!
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