Its Me - Miss Pigeon

Its Me

Photograph Taken at 400 years Old Kapaleeswar temple. A straight up shot towards the gopuram (main Tower) and there she was curious looking at me, through the Statues.

Pigeon Facts:
  • A full grown pigeon has about 10,000 feathers.
  • Homing Pigeons have been known to fly 700 miles in a day.
  • In the World Wars, flying pilots carried pigeons in case they had to ditch their plane, they would release the bird for help.
  • Most of our domesticated pigeons have a common ancestor, the Rock Dove pigeon.
  • Pigeons achieved a 98% success rate in the missions flown in WW II, despite enemy fire, and often with mortal injuries to themselves.
  • Pigeons are still used today by the French, Swiss, Israeli, Iraqi and Chinese Armies.
  • Pigeons are the only bird in the world that do not have to lift their head to swallow water.
  • Scientist believe they may hear wind blowing over mountains from hundreds of miles away.
  • The pigeon beats its wings up to ten times per second, while maintaining a heart rate of 600 beats per minute up to 16 hours without rest.
  • The pigeon has the rare ability for a large bird to be able to fly nearly straight up.
  • They have been known to live over 30 years.
  • They have been known to see very well over a 26 mile distance.
  • They were used by the Greeks more than 5,000 years ago.
  • Unless separated, pigeons mate for life.
  • When the pigeon is in long flight, it reaches back and holds on to the short tail feathers with its feet in order to save energy from holding its legs up.  

"France has found a unique way of controlling its unwanted critter population. They have done this by giving unwanted animals like snails, pigeons, and frogs fancy names, thus transforming common backyard pests into expensive delicacies. These are then served to gullible tourists, who will eat anything they can't pronounce." — Chris Harris

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