Interesting and Unknown Facts about Pigeons

We all often encounter these beautiful birds in day to day life. Now that we learnt different and popular varieties of pigeons across the globe let us unwind some interesting, and unknown facts about them.

  • Pigeons have strong muscles which are used to help in flying. Depending on their flying ability and range, their muscular abilities vary.
  • Pigeons are only herbivores. They are plant eaters, and diet mostly consists of fruits, seeds and small plants.
  • They are intelligent. And they can recognise similar faced people in pictures and daily life, and all the more, can even recognize themselves. Interesting isn’t it!
  • These birds are very sensitive in their hearing abilities. They can detect storms, volcanos and earthquakes much before.
  • Pigeons are social animals and loves to be only in groups.
  • Wild pigeons survive for greater age than domestic ones. Few breeds can even survive for around 30 years!
  • Pigeons can even distinguish words and letters. They can identify visual patterns and know about 30-40 English words. This is quite shocking to hear!
  • These birds are great with multitasking. They can switch jobs, and still do the tasks at the same speed.
  • You can never find baby pigeons outside. They live in their nest for a month, after which they look similar to adults.
  • Last but not least, do you know pigeons saved more than thousands of human lives during world wartime? They delivered critical updates and messages, which helped several missions and army.

Well, we are quite fascinated to know these several types of pigeons in the world. Given that most of us only know a couple of varieties, it is quite interesting to know and learn the unknown. Let us know your thoughts!