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09

Jan

Photo of the day: What’s more fun than watching pigeons? Playing with themChildren feed and play with a massive flock of pigeons on Jan. 9 in Durbar Square in Kathmandu, Nepal. Home to the palaces of Malla and Shah kings who once ruled over the city, Durbar Square is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site.

Photo of the day: What’s more fun than watching pigeons? Playing with them
Children feed and play with a massive flock of pigeons on Jan. 9 in Durbar Square in Kathmandu, Nepal. Home to the palaces of Malla and Shah kings who once ruled over the city, Durbar Square is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site.

12

Nov

Artist uses pigeons to smuggle cigars from Cuba, other pigeons film it allSome artists use paint as their medium, others use clay. Brooklyn-based artist Duke Riley uses homing pigeons.

Artist uses pigeons to smuggle cigars from Cuba, other pigeons film it all
Some artists use paint as their medium, others use clay. Brooklyn-based artist Duke Riley uses homing pigeons.

22

Jan

Photo of the day: Pigeons puff their feathers up while perching on a street sign on Jan. 21 following a heavy weekend snowfall in London’s St. James Park.

Photo of the day: Pigeons puff their feathers up while perching on a street sign on Jan. 21 following a heavy weekend snowfall in London’s St. James Park.

12

Sep

Photo of the day: Pigeons flock to Nepalese child for foodA toddler hands out scraps of food to a large flock of pigeons on Sept. 6 while sitting on the pavement of Durbar Square in Kathmandu, Nepal. Classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the famous square was built nearly one thousand years ago as a plaza for the city’s old royal palace.

Photo of the day: Pigeons flock to Nepalese child for food
A toddler hands out scraps of food to a large flock of pigeons on Sept. 6 while sitting on the pavement of Durbar Square in Kathmandu, Nepal. Classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the famous square was built nearly one thousand years ago as a plaza for the city’s old royal palace.

29

Aug

What’s the ‘Birdmuda Triangle’?Pigeon aficionados claim everything from military experiments to solar flares to bad weather are influencing the birds’ prized navigational senses.

What’s the ‘Birdmuda Triangle’?
Pigeon aficionados claim everything from military experiments to solar flares to bad weather are influencing the birds’ prized navigational senses.

25

Dec

New research shows pigeons can do mathPigeons were able to be trained to order groups of objects up to about six, but became a little flighty after that.

New research shows pigeons can do math
Pigeons were able to be trained to order groups of objects up to about six, but became a little flighty after that.

06

Jul

Pigeons recognize human faces, despite change of clothesUntrained pigeons can recognize individual people’s faces and are not fooled by a change of clothes.

Pigeons recognize human faces, despite change of clothes
Untrained pigeons can recognize individual people’s faces and are not fooled by a change of clothes.

17

Feb

Mike Tyson’s first fight was over birdsLegendary boxer reveals how defending his pigeons as a child made him realize that he was a fighter.

Mike Tyson’s first fight was over birds
Legendary boxer reveals how defending his pigeons as a child made him realize that he was a fighter.

17

Oct

Gambling pigeons take risks for a big payoff. The same phenomenon could explain why human gamblers ignore their losses and focus on their rarer wins.

Gambling pigeons take risks for a big payoff. The same phenomenon could explain why human gamblers ignore their losses and focus on their rarer wins.