- They can and are ready to breed at the age of 5 to 6 months.
- They can breed as old as 10 years of age, and have been helped to
breed past that. .
- They have been known to see very well over a 26 mile distance.
- Scientist believes they may hear wind blowing over mountains from
hundreds of miles away.
- A pigeon is about 13 inches from beak to tail.
- Unless separated, pigeons mate for life.
- A full grown pigeon has about 10,000 feathers.
- They have been known to live over 30 years.
- The pigeon beats its wings up to ten times per second, while maintaining
a heart rate of 600 beats per minute up to 16 hours without rest.
- The pigeon has the rare ability for a large bird to be able to fly
nearly straight up.
- Many of the city pigeons feed on grain in the country.
- Pigeons are the only bird in the world that do not have to lift their
head to swallow water.
- When the pigeon is in long flight, it reaches back and holds on to
the short tail feathers with its feet in order to save energy from holding
its legs up.
- During breeding season, when there are more than a few babies on
the floor, all parents will feed all babies, even if they are not their