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Homing Pigeons Fly Home Using Mental Map
2013-07-25 11:18:13

University of Zurich Homing pigeons fly off from an unknown place in unfamiliar territory and still manage to find their way home. Their ability to find their way home has always been fascinating to us humans. Despite intensive research, it is not yet definitively clear where this unusual gift comes from. All we know is that homing pigeons and migratory birds determine their flight direction with the help of the Earth's magnetic field, the stars and the position of the sun. As Nicole...

Pigeons Being Lost In Birdmuda Triangle
2012-08-30 04:26:57

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The mystery of the Bermuda Triangle is a popular one, but another tale is rising high as the "Birdmuda Triangle" begins to catch wind. Hundreds of birds have gone missing in the "Birdmuda Triangle" between Thirsk, Wetherby and Consett in north-east England. Pigeon racers gathered at an event earlier this month, launching their flocks high into the sky, setting them on a pace to pass through the triangle. Only 13 out of the 232...

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

[ Watch the Video ] 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: A bird from one breed may have huge foot feathers, while a closely related breed does not; yet two unrelated pigeon breeds both may have large foot feathers. "Most people think of pigeons as rats of the sky, but in fact they're really incredibly diverse," says Michael...

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...

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...


Latest Pigeon keeping Reference Libraries

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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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Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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