5 cool facts about pigeons
You probably see them every day, as these birds live almost everywhere people do. Let's gain some new knowledge with these amazing pigeon facts!
#1 Pigeons are found in almost all urban areas of the globe
An estimated 400 million pigeons live on the planet today.
#2 They were the first birds domesticated by humans
Interesting historical facts about pigeons include:
- Greek poet Anacreon, who lived 2,000 years ago, kept a pigeon as a pet;
- the first pictographic of domesticated pigeons is more than 5,000 years old;
- some scientists believe that even prehistoric people kept pigeons 10,000 years ago.
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#3 They ride the subway
According to numerous reports, pigeons do not only go down to the subway to find some extra food – sometimes they even ride trains, calmly entering and leaving the subway cars.
#4 They can remember people's faces and manner of walking
It's one of the most incredible pigeon facts. According to a research, pigeons avoid humans who have previously chased them away. On the contrary, if one has been feeding a group of pigeons for some time, the birds will approach them the next time they meet.
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#5 Baby pigeons are seen very rarely
Pigeons usually hide their babies until they are fully grown. Baby pigeons don't visit city streets as often as their parents do – they spend most of the time in the nests. By the way, most pigeons are monogamous.
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