homing pigeon


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homing pigeon

any breed of pigeon developed for its homing instinct, used for carrying messages or for racing
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McKerry, from Coundon, near Bishop Auckland, earned the nicknames Boomerang Boy or Homing Pigeon Boy as he always returned home after committing a crime.
A spokeswoman for the Welsh Homing Pigeon Union said: e number of raptor attacks on racing pigeons by sparrowhawks and peregrine falcons are increasing, posing a threat to this traditional pastime.
The findings present a missing piece in the puzzle of homing pigeon navigation, confirming that winds and odors can indeed work as a map system.
In a previous year, a homing pigeon was wing-clipped and smeared with poison to make an easy target for peregrines to catch and be poisoned, leading to fears a child could die if they came into contact with the bird.
A HOMING pigeon has stunned its owners by flying 3600 miles from Scotland to the US.
Some of these are the dances of honey bees; chimps configuring boxes to be able to reach otherwise unreachable bananas; wasps providing food for their larval-stage offspring at the time of egg laying; the amazing abilities of bats, in spite of our propensity to malign them; a homing pigeon rescuing a lost battalion in WW I (the bird's remains are in the Smithsonian); macaques washing potatoes; and the recreational sex of dolphins.
The homing pigeon, or Rock Dove, has been returning home to help human beings for centuries: in ancient Greece and Italy they were used to carry messages and race in contests.
The movie follows the heroics of a pint-sized pigeon, Valiant (voiced by Ewan McGregor), who lives up to his name and volunteers for duty in the Royal Homing Pigeon Service.
McGregor voices the title role of a small but brave wood pigeon, desperate to do his bit by joining the heroic Royal Homing Pigeon Service.
Just strap it to the homing pigeon and fly it on over?
And no other animal species has been more venerated throughout history as an emblem of purity and peace than the humble homing pigeon.