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Hunting Birds Favor Uniquely Colored Birds, Study Indicates
2012-04-16 04:12:15

Goshawks tend to focus in on pigeons with unique colors when the birds are travelling in large flocks -- a phenomenon known as the "oddity effect," according to a new study published last Thursday in the journal Current Biology.

Image 1 - For Pigeons, Visible Traits Don't Necessarily Coincide With Genes
2012-01-20 05:37:10

Pigeons display spectacular variations in their feathers, feet, beaks and other physical traits, but a new University of Utah study shows that visible traits don't always coincide with genetics.

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2011-07-05 08:29:31

New research has shown that feral, untrained pigeons can recognize individual people and are not fooled by a change of clothes.

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.

2009-01-05 20:27:29

A councilor in England's Calderdale borough said planned pigeon awareness days is an idea that could have come straight out of a Monty Python sketch. The pigeon awareness days are part of a report to Calderdale Council's health and social care scrutiny panel that also calls for removing eggs from nests as part of an effort to rid the town of Brighouse of feral pigeons, The Daily Mail reported Monday. However, the nearly $15,000 plan was ridiculed by Councilor Paul Rogan. There is only one way...


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.