interesting facts about pigeons

September 24, 2009 | In: Animal facts for kids

During the First World War a pigeon named Cher Ami (Dear friend) saved the lives of many French soldiers by carrying a message across enemy lines in the heat of battle.

There are as many as 28 pigeon color types.

Pigeons can fly up to 40 or 50 miles per hour and may fly as far as 600 miles a day.

Both male and female parent pigeons produce a special substance called “pigeon milk,” which they feed to their hatchlings during their first week of life.

Pigeons pair for life.

A full grown pigeon has about 10,000 feathers.

Pigeons have been domesticated since times immemorial and have used to transport small messages across long distances. In fact, famous leaders of the past like Julius Caesar, Genghis Khan, etc. have used pigeons to get important messages across long distances.

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