Pigeons

Pigeons better at multitasking than humans: Study

Pigeons better at multitasking than humans: Study

Researchers performed behavioural experiments to test birds and humans and found that the cause of the slight multitasking advantage in birds is their higher neuronal density.

Sep 27, 2017, 19:47 PM IST
Delhi: Man, who chopped off puppy's legs with blade, used to roast pigeons too

Delhi: Man, who chopped off puppy's legs with blade, used to roast pigeons too

Pramod has confessed that he chopped off the puppy's legs because he was drunk.

Dec 08, 2016, 11:42 AM IST
Pigeons, balloons, hackers - Pakistan's anti-India propaganda game is simply bizzare

Pigeons, balloons, hackers - Pakistan's anti-India propaganda game is simply bizzare

After Uri terror attack, Indian Army carried out surgical strikes on terror launch pads across LoC.

Oct 04, 2016, 20:14 PM IST
Where dreams take flight: Pakistan`s pigeon racers

Where dreams take flight: Pakistan`s pigeon racers

Pakistani pigeons and experts have also been taken by Arab royals for tournaments in the Gulf.
 

Jul 14, 2016, 13:14 PM IST
Dodo birds were actually intelligent, new research reveals

Dodo birds were actually intelligent, new research reveals

The dodo was a large, flightless bird that lived on the island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean.

Feb 24, 2016, 21:43 PM IST
For pigeons, leadership simply depends on speed

For pigeons, leadership simply depends on speed

The latest GPS loggers allow the researchers to track not only the birds' overall routes, but also the sub-second time delays with which they react to each other while flying as a flock.

Dec 01, 2015, 15:27 PM IST

Spanish town to put its pigeons on the pill

A Spanish town is planning to feed its pigeons a special birth control pill in a bid to slash the soaring bird population.

Jul 14, 2015, 13:42 PM IST

Hundreds of hens culled in Amethi to check bird flu

Hundreds of hens and other birds including ducks and pigeons were culled Monday in different villages of Bazar Shukul block in Amethi district to check the spread of bird flu, a senior official said.

Mar 16, 2015, 23:25 PM IST

Pigeons' brains not so different from toddlers'

People may say birds are brainless, but it turns out that pigeons' brains are equivalent to that of toddlers''.

Feb 05, 2015, 12:48 PM IST

Noida engineer Yadav Singh domesticate pigeons worth lakhs

The Income Tax Department has recently raided the residence of Noida Authority's engineer-in-chief Yadav Singh and recovered over Rs 10 crore in cash and jewellery worth Rs 100 crore.

Nov 30, 2014, 21:51 PM IST
Perception of gravity plays major role in guiding pigeons home

Perception of gravity plays major role in guiding pigeons home

A new study has provided a deeper insight how perception of gravity plays a major role for homing pigeons to navigate the way back home.

Nov 13, 2014, 14:15 PM IST

Security paranoia: '10,000 pigeons body-searched in China'

The 10,000 pigeons released in a ceremony today for China's National Day underwent unusual scrutiny, each having its feathers and anus checked for dangerous materials, state-run media reports said, reflecting government jitters over possible attacks.

Oct 01, 2014, 13:59 PM IST

Gamblers think like 'pigeons' while taking risks

A new study has revealed that gamblers' and pigeons' brain works in a similar way, while making risky decisions.

Aug 28, 2014, 14:55 PM IST

Taiwan busts racing pigeon kidnapping ring

Five people have been arrested in northern Taiwan for allegedly kidnapping dozens of racing pigeons for ransom, police said on tuesday.

Jul 08, 2014, 17:21 PM IST

Meet Rufus the hawk who`s the real star of Wimbledon!

A hawk is reportedly the real star of Wimbledon, as it protects the world`s most prestigious tennis tournament from pigeons every year.

Jun 24, 2014, 16:31 PM IST

Pigeons can place everyday things in categories like humans

Researchers at the University of Iowa have found that pigeons share human`s ability to place everyday things in categories.

Apr 03, 2014, 12:41 PM IST

Pigeons may be smarter than thought

Researchers have found that pigeons have the human-like ability to place everyday things in categories.

Apr 02, 2014, 22:40 PM IST

Pigeons use mental map to navigate

Homing pigeons fly off from an unknown place in unfamiliar territory and still manage to find their way home using a mental map, a new study has revealed.

Jul 26, 2013, 10:59 AM IST

Pigeons learn to use touch screens to solve challenging problems

A new research by psychologists at the University of Iowa has suggested that pigeons are capable of making highly intelligent choices, sometimes with problem-solving skills to match.

May 30, 2013, 18:14 PM IST

Over 500 pigeons drop dead in Bihar village

More than five hundred pigeons suddenly dropped dead at a village in Bihar`s Bhagalpur district over the last four days, causing residents, some of them pigeon-keepers, to fear that something was amiss.

Nov 05, 2012, 12:47 PM IST