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.

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.

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.

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.

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''.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Pigeons may be smarter than thought

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

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.

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.

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.

Pigeons have `GPS in brain` to assist in navigation

Certain neurons in pigeon brains encode the direction and intensity of Earth`s magnetic field, providing the common birds with an internal global positioning system.

Bird flu panic abates in Meghalaya

Authorities Saturday gave the all-clear signal and calmed the panic in Meghalaya after clinical tests on dead pigeons proved negative for bird flu.

Pigeons can count as well as monkeys, says study

Researchers in New Zealand having discovered that pigeons can actually count as well as monkeys.

Pigeons `never forget a face`

Even feral and untrained pigeons can recognise individuals and are not fooled
by a change of clothes.