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These are the only animations of Doves & Pigeons however, there maybe some used on other pages and more aninations can be accessed from the table at the bottom of the page.


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Pigeons and Doves are synonyms: they are the same thing. There are 309 different species, belonging to the taxonomic family Columbidae.

The bones of a pigeon weigh less than its feathers.

Pigeons are found almost everywhere on Earth; however, they don’t occur in arctic regions or deserts. There are no native pigeons on the Hawaiian Islands or on the islands of the mid-Atlantic ridge.

A group of Pigeons/Doves is called a dule or a pitying (specific to turtle doves).

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Pigeons are arranged into four subfamilies: typical pigeons, which eat predominantly seeds; fruit pigeons, fruit eaters found in tropical Africa and Asia; crowned pigeons, which have a crest of feathers on the head; with a fourth subfamily containing only one species—the Tooth-billed Pigeon, which has a serrated upper bill.

A muscular gizzard grinds ingested seed for seed-eating species. The same structure in the fruit eaters removes the fruit from the pit, leaving the pit intact—fruit pigeons often disperse the seeds of fruiting plants to new localities.

Nestling pigeons drink milk from the crops of both parents. Pigeon milk is quite similar to milk produced for young by mammals.

Pigeons drink water by sucking it up through the beak, a feature unusual in birds.

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City pigeons, carrier (or homing) pigeons, domestic pigeons raised for meat and racing pigeons are all the same species, descended from the Rock Dove of Europe, North Africa and South Asia.

Pigeons are powerful flyers. Racing pigeons can reach speeds of 70k.p.h. (44m.p.h.).

Because of their amazing ability to find their way home, even over very large distances, homing pigeons have been used to deliver messages since the time of the early Egyptians.

The Passenger Pigeon may have once been the most numerous bird on Earth. In the early 1800s there were between 3 and 5 billion Passenger Pigeons in North America.

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Dove hunting has long been a popular sport. In some American states, Mourning Doves are protected, while in others, there is a dove hunting season.

Eleven pigeon species are extinct, including the famous Dodo Bird and the Passenger Pigeon. Many more species are threatened.

The first biblical reference to the pigeon or dove was in the Old Testament and was in the story of Noah and the dove of peace. Later, in the New Testament, the pigeon was mentioned during the baptism of Christ where the Holy Spirit descended as a dove, an image now used extensively in Christian art. These early biblical references have paved the way for the many different ways that the urban pigeon is viewed in modern societies worldwide. Perception of the pigeon through the centuries has changed from God to the devil and from hero to zero!

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 Found in Christian/Angels.


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