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Columba livia
Common Name: Common Pigeon
Date Made/Found: December 1964
Place Object Found: Sheffield
Department: Natural History
Accession Number: 1964.1390
Birds will often make their nests out of whatever material is to hand. This nest was constructed by a feral pigeon, which lived in the rafters of one of the buildings operated by Samuel Osborn and Co., probably on Ball Street, Neepsend. It found the nails that were scattered on the factory floor to be suitable for its purposes. It was found in December 1964, but may have been built years earlier.
Display Location: In Store
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