3 Odd Facts About Pigeons

They’re probably the most successful birds in the history of birds. But what do you really know about pigeons? Hank shares three weird facts about the birds, from their amazing chick-raising trick to their history of heroism in wartime.

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Sources for this episode:
http://www.australiangeographic.com.au/journal/birds-produce-milk-similar-to-mammals.htm
http://www.ccmr.cornell.edu/education/ask/?quid=472 – head bobbing when walking
http://www.loc.gov/rr/scitech/mysteries/pigeon.html
http://blogs.nlb.gov.sg/ask/uncategorized/2298
http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/accounts/information/Columbidae.html
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2002/02/0227_0228_dodo.html
http://www.pigeoncenter.org/militarypigeons.html
http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2013-01/geologist-has-probably-figured-out-how-homing-pigeons-find-their-way-home
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/13/130130-homing-pigeon-navigation-animal-behavior-science/
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/09/110919074253.htm
http://news.sciencemag.org/physics/2013/01/sound-maps-may-help-pigeons-navigate

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