carrier pigeon

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carrier pigeon

any homing pigeon, esp one used for carrying messages
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Each will carry a means of communication ranging from 80's 'brick' mobiles, 1960s walkie talkies, morse transmitters, semaphore flags, carrier pigeons and scrolls of parchment attached to flaming arrows.
There are also models of carrier pigeons, camels and horses that bore messages and old post offices.
Raising carrier pigeons, also called homing pigeons, is a common hobby in China.
Abdallah Fakhro, who has become a symbol in the 'al hamam al zajil', carrier pigeons, competitions is eager to participate in this festival, too.
We have more than 30 messages from Second World War carrier pigeons in our exhibition, but not one is in code.
Carrier pigeons, dogs, cats, horses and mules have all played their part in past and present wars, but have no money to contribute towards a monument.
9, 1910, it carried, in Amundsen's words, ''nineteen men, ninety-seven dogs, four pigs, six carrier pigeons, and one canary.
Carrier pigeons have been used throughout history to deliver messages, my favourite being Cher Ami who saved the lives of 194 soldiers in WWI despite being shot and blinded from German gunfire.
Muttley has had word that the GBGB will be upping its game soon as well - job lots of carrier pigeons are already being snapped up according to my sources.
Allahabad, May 29 (ANI): In this e-age where carrier pigeons have become obsolete, the idea of setting homing pigeons up for distance flying competition is catching on in Uttar Pradesh's Allahabad city.
Police have confirmed that carrier pigeons have also been used to transport mobile phone sim cards to inmates in the past.
Confiscated wild animals include wolves, bears, ostrich, peacocks, roes, black kites, vulture, marmot, snow leopard, swans, ducks, foxes, carrier pigeons, owl.