Surprising & Interesting facts about Pigeon which blow your mind

By | September 28, 2017

I like pigeons hope you all also love. They are very calm in nature. Whenever I saw them I never found any type of irritating thing in them. Pigeons are of many different colours. The word ‘pigeon’ comes from the Latin word ‘pipio’, meaning ‘young bird’. The word then passed into Old French as ‘pijon’ and later on the English name ‘pigeon’ was derived. So, today we relate you to amazing facts about Pigeons which are scientifically known as Columbidae.


Surprising & Interesting facts about Pigeon which blow your mind


  • Pigeons are the birds which you found almost in every part of the world.


  • There are almost 310 species of pigeons.


  • Pigeons are the birds which mostly wants to live with human beings, they have a strong attraction of love towards humans. So, if pigeons get attracted to you, then they come back at night to home if you are providing them with any type of shelter.
injuried pigeon

a victim baby pigeon injured due to fallen from the height. I tried my best to save him but after 4 days he was no more

  • In history, the pigeons are known as the messenger birds as they delivering the message from one place to another in old times established in Syria and Persia around the 5th century BC.


  • According to the scientists, the pigeon of the homing species would fly 1600 km away from their place and also they return without forgetting the route.


  • Pigeons are very calm and loving in nature and they are also taken as the symbol of peace.


  • In many types of research, they can also recognize each letter of the alphabet, differentiate between photographs, and can even distinguish different humans within a photograph.


  • The pigeon can breed up to 8 times a year bringing two young into the world each time. Eggs take about 18 days to hatch.


  • DNA analysis has shown that the extinct dodo bird belongs to the same family as pigeons and doves.


  • Baby pigeons are called squeakers.


  • Two Australian pigeons were awarded the Dicken Medal, the animal Victoria Cross, for their services during World War II.


  • In India, if pigeons start making shelter in your home with their own choice then it is taken as very lucky.


So, these are some Surprising & Interesting facts about Pigeon which blow your mind


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