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Researchers found that homing pigeons returned home by a sort of ingrained GPS system, responding to markers on the Earth's magnetic field.

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Other than the fact that they drugged the poor buggers, this is a very interesting article.

A professor at Cornell studied these birds long and hard and pretty much concluded that they use several different ways to get home (landmarks, magnetic field, position of sun). He put frosted goggles on them and they still got home. Amazin creatures!
 

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I have seen documentaries on this.
They said they also used their sense of smell to get home.
 

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Discussion Starter #4 (Edited)
God's Creation

Some people think pigeons as pets,
some people think pigeons as pest,

While some do research on these birds to understand it,
some do research on medicines to kill these birds,

Some do business by breeding these birds,
Some do business by killing these birds.

Long live pigeons to satisfy all people.
(Inlcuded pigeons with people alone,
Excluded pigeons in nature with hawks... & other things as its Nature)
 

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Thanks for the link. Unfortunately, I'll beat you have to pay to read that journal as usual unless you have access to a university. I'll like to read the abstract though for now.
 

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interesting to see its a new zealander doing the research :) go kiwis :) thanks for the link
 
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