Latest Domestic pigeons Stories

2010-03-15 11:31:00

NEW YORK, March 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Building on the success of the network's rebrand and content transformation, Animal Planet has announced a new show with Mike Tyson, currently known as TAKING ON TYSON, where the former heavyweight champion of the world will take audiences inside the intensely competitive and bizarrely fascinating world of pigeon racing. Slated to film this spring in New York City and debut in early 2011, the show will give audiences an insider's look at pigeon rearing...

2009-07-01 14:44:38

A Japanese study indicates pigeons can be trained to tell the difference between good and bad paintings. Keio University Professor Shigeru Watanabe said his team discovered pigeons use color, texture and pattern cues to judge a paintings" beauty as defined by humans. In the study, watercolor and pastel paintings by children were classified by an art teacher and 10 other adults as either good or bad. The paintings, the researchers said, were considered good when images were clear and...

2009-06-30 12:11:47

Pigeons could be art critics yet, according to a new study1 which shows that like humans, pigeons can be trained to tell the difference between "Ëœgood' and "Ëœbad' paintings. According to Professor Shigeru Watanabe from Keio University in Japan, pigeons use both color and pattern cues to judge the paintings' beauty as defined by humans, as well as their texture.  Professor Watanabe's work has just been published online in Springer's journal, Animal Cognition.The...

2009-06-25 11:33:55

Using a "neurologger" specially designed to record the brain activity of pigeons in flight, researchers reporting online on June 25th in Current Biology, a Cell Press publication, have gained new insight into what goes through the birds' minds as they fly over familiar terrain. The study is the first to simultaneously record electrical brain activity integrated with large-scale navigational movements of free-flying birds, according to the researchers."We've successfully applied...

2009-02-05 16:19:19

City officials in Copenhagen, Denmark, said pigeons living in the City Hall loft may need to find new homes due to budget restrictions. Officials said the Danish Working Environment Authority ordered the city to improve working conditions for employees who take care of the pigeons, citing the narrow stairway that leads to the loft as unsuitable, the Copenhagen Post reported Thursday. However, city officials said the required renovations would cost about $60,000. Pia Allerslev, deputy major in...

2006-08-30 00:13:58

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Four people ended up in hospital and another four were injured after feathers flew in a dispute over a racing pigeon on Wednesday, Australian police said. Police were called after a fight broke out between two families of pigeon fanciers in a suburb of the southern city of Melbourne over ownership of the prized bird. Four people were taken to hospital after suffering cuts to their heads and hands in the avian affray. Another four people received minor injuries that...

2006-08-12 10:45:00

SAN FRANCISCO -- Pigeons with backpacks and cell phones will be taking to the sky and sending air quality data to a blog as part of a whimsical project that blends science, art and activism. Investigators at the University of California, Irvine hope the winged researchers will fill in gaps in knowledge about the air we breathe, and bring nonscientists into the debate on air quality. "They transmit in real time, and all the information is available to the public," said Beatriz da Costa, a UC...

Latest Domestic pigeons Reference Libraries

2006-09-01 13:15:32

The Rock Pigeon, Columba livia, is a member of the bird family Columbidae. It has a restricted natural resident range in western and southern Europe, North Africa, and into southwest Asia. The domesticated Rock Pigeon, known as the feral or domestic pigeon, has been widely introduced elsewhere, and is common all over the world. The species was first introduced to North America in 1606 at Port Royal, Acadia (now Nova Scotia). The Rock Pigeon is 11.5 to 14 inches long with a 24.5 to 26.75...

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