Home

Forget everything you think you know about pigeons

2 Comments

Click the link below the picture

.

People love to hate on pigeons for the way they foul up parked cars or flock to food scraps on the sidewalk. But with more than 300 species of wild pigeon found on Earth—many of them stunning—it’s past time the lowly pigeon gets its coo.

“Pigeons are biological marvels,” says Rosemary Mosco, author of A Pocket Guide to Pigeon Watching

They make milk for their young. They can take off almost vertically. They see colors we can’t, hear sounds we can’t, and find their way across hundreds of miles using mechanisms we don’t fully understand,” she says. “They’re the world’s most overlooked birds.”

Interestingly, there’s no scientific difference between pigeons and the much more beloved doves. Both birds are members of the Columbidae family, and while the term ‘pigeon’ tends to be applied to larger species and ‘dove’ to smaller ones, Mosco notes in her illustrated field guide that there is actually no scientific or evolutionary distinction to either group. 

What’s more, the ubiquitous pigeon found in cities worldwide descends from a bird known as the rock dove, which people long ago domesticated. (Read how pigeons first landed in cities.)

.

https://i.natgeofe.com/n/e3e32759-ba0f-4357-b01c-596455b8b738/NationalGeographic_2475933.jpg?w=1440&h=958A green imperial pigeon, Ducula aenea, flaps its wings at Kamla Nehru Zoological Garden in ​Ahmedabad, India.

.

.

Click the link below for the article:

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/article/pigeons-diversity-doves-photographs?utm_source=pocket_discover_science

.

__________________________________________

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sikiladi
    Jan 16, 2023 @ 08:30:57

    Interesting write up about pigeons.
    I have pigeons, crows and little birds come to my window every day to eat chapatti, the Indian bread that is freshly cooked for them every morning. They love eating millets as well, so during the day they keep coming to peck on these grain seeds from the seed bowl and take sips of water.
    Interestingly, they sometimes shoo away the little birds if they are very hungry and on some days, they are quite happy sharing the bowl with other birds.

    Like

    Reply

    • Mohenjo
      Jan 17, 2023 @ 10:24:00

      Pigeons don’t have a great reputation in some circles, but I like them. in my case the starlings chase away the crows, five or six of them chase one crow.
      Thanks for the comment and visit!

      Liked by 1 person

      Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Happy Roundtrip

Travel, Discover, Enjoy!

Terreiro Roça de Obaluaê

Misérias,guerras,doenças, desempregos,não vem de Deus e nem dos Orixás. Vem do julgamento e desrespeito entre a humanidade

Mugilan Raju

Prime my subconscious, one hint at a time

eLearning Pedagogy

An academic adventure in foreign lobbying using modern technology .

Medicina, Cultura, e Legge.

Articoli su Medicina, Legge e Diritto, ma anche Aforismi, Riflessioni, e Poesie.

Helena And The Sea Photography

Photographer obsessed with water, and with taking photos.

ASSHOLES WATCHING MOVIES

Our opinions don't stink!

M. Javed

Accountant | Customer Services | Admin Support

Gods Child

Queen Resurrected

Bachir Bastien

Practical advice for a happier, fuller, and more meaningful life

Can there be amateur poetry?

Welcome to poetry and poetic imagery

pk 🌍 MUNDO

Blog educativo y diario de aula principalmente. Recopilación de los mejores recursos educativos de la red. Filosofía, escritos, aficiones e inquietudes personales.

Premier Tech Studios

You press Digital, We Do The Rest

Envision Eden

All Things Are Possible Within The Light Of Love

Postcardsfromhobbsend

Film reviews as you know them only much....much worse

Sikiladi

Observe the Observer

Mwendia's Blog

Living is balancing good and bad.

💥Peace & Truth

KINDNESS IS FREE, sprinkle it all over the world, and 😁 smile

Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

Art and Literature Beyond Borders

Yours Satirically

with no commitments and all excuses

Inspired by Christianity

christianity, faith, productive life

Balladeer's Blog

Singing the praises of things that slip through the cultural cracks

blog do pflkwy

Sobre notícias e política com um viés nacionalista de esquerda, onde os bravos nunca ousaram percorrer e que não espere deste o obsequioso silêncio dos covardes, amortecendo consciências, desarmando resistências que só no fátuo da retórica da ideia, da moral e da ética é que se venera seu oponente evitando a sedição!

AllRounded

other's JUNK may be TREASURES to you

My Words

نور أحمد: كاتبة محتوى، روائية ومبدعة

Pretty Little Liars

It`s immortality my darlings - Alison DiLaurentis

Linistea mea

Cand simti ca nu mai poti...trage aer si respira. Ceva nou te asteapta!

Professional Hacker To Hire

Professional Hacker For Hire, Hire a Hacker, Hire WhatsApp Hacker, Facebook Hacker, Hire Snapchat Hacker, Hire Phone Hacker, Hire Email Hacker, social media, mobile phones among others

Krater Café

Words and Images by Richard Reeve

Mi-Body Health

Reliable Health and Medical information source

The Risell Chronicle

Poems by Dany D Risell

𝗦𝗺𝗶𝗹𝗲, 𝗜𝘁𝘀 A 𝗙𝗿𝗲𝗲 𝗧𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗮𝗽𝘆

Smile, it is the key that fits the lock of everybody’s heart.”

CRECER CON UNO MISMO

Tu sitio web favorito para temas financieros y de desarrollo personal. ¿Te lo vas a perder?

Hindu Tantra mantra For Love Back - Lost Love back - Ex Love back

Get Your Love Back - Lost Love back - Ex Love back by Hindu Tantra mantra.

Kiran ✨

Reading And Writing is the best Investment of Time ✨ ( Motivational Thoughts) "LIFE IS A JOURNEY"

INDEPENDENT SANA

Positivity and motivation.

antonio75

Si va avanti per resistere contro tutti e tutto

%d bloggers like this: