Hopefully, this article will be able to outline and describe the most common predators of pigeons and the information will probably help you if ever you have pet pigeons at home. Here are some of the most common predators of pigeons.
Hawks, Falcons, Sparrows
Falcons normally use their speed to speed their way to their impending prey. Once near its target, it could either stoop or dive to catch the prey off guard and before the pigeon knows it, it's already torn into minces. Coopers, sharpies, goshawks, don't attack their pigeon prey at front but they prefer to scour and take their prey by surprise. Their instincts would tell them that they would make a certain catch if they take their targets right when they are most vulnerable and unexpecting. A lot of hawk species however, are generally not bird eaters yet still they attack pigeons on plain sight. Omnivorous species as they are, they do not really discount having meat for meals every once in a while. And what could be more convenient than to have a poor, weak and defenceless pigeon presenting itself to the predators.
Mice and Rats
This kind of pigeon predators don't do the hunting themselves, but they let other do the hunting for them or they just simply wait for the pigeon to come to them already lifeless. They often feed on pigeons when they are given the opportunity to pounce on something that is already helpless or driven out of life.