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Ancient pigeon bones reveal secrets of Neanderthals` bird diet

Last Updated: Friday, August 08, 2014, 00:06

Neanderthals may have caught, butchered and cooked pigeons long before modern humans became regular consumers of bird meat, a new study has revealed.

Long-extinct passenger pigeon could be brought back to life in near future

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 09, 2013, 15:33

Passenger pigeon, which was once among the most abundant birds in North America, is now extinct because of hunting and habitat destruction but scientists are planning to bring it to life.

Animal rights group slams `cruel` pigeon races

Last Updated: Thursday, March 28, 2013, 21:19

An animal rights group may ruffle royal feathers with its call for Queen Elizabeth II to stop supporting pigeon racing because the sport is cruel.

ICRISAT launches pigeon pea molecular breeding project

Last Updated: Thursday, January 31, 2013, 19:21

A USD 2-million comprehensive pigeon pea molecular breeding project has been launched to improve the food and income security of millions in the dry-lands around the world, agri-research body ICRISAT said today.

Spy chiefs fail to crack secret message tied to leg of dead WWII pigeon

Last Updated: Saturday, November 24, 2012, 15:41

Top code breakers from Britain have been unable to decipher the message that is believed to have been sent from Nazi-occupied France in June 1944.

WW II pigeon message stumps UK`s top decoders

Last Updated: Friday, November 23, 2012, 17:52

Britain`s top code-breakers have been stumped by a secret code found on the leg of a dead pigeon with a message from World War II attached to it.

Birds recognize human faces, voices

Last Updated: Monday, June 25, 2012, 14:59

Some birds are able to identify their human friends by recognizing their faces and voices, which is the key to their ability to survive, says a new study.

Mike Tyson becomes a pigeon racer now

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 01, 2011, 15:58

Boxing legend Mike Tyson will be back in the ring soon, but this time he will not be the one throwing the punches.

Agra skies ready for pigeon flying contests

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 22, 2010, 18:43

Thousands of pigeons are getting ready for Agra`s skies - to respond to catcalls and shouts from excited "kabootar baz" (pigeon flyers) in the small residential neighbourhoods of the Taj city

Kings of Leon moves past ‘Pigeon-gate’

Last Updated: Sunday, August 01, 2010, 17:38

The infestation of defecating pigeons forced the band to cancel their show.

Pak `spy` pigeon caught on border; ISI suspected

Last Updated: Thursday, May 27, 2010, 23:38

A pigeon from Pakistan suspected to be on a "spying mission" was caught today near the Indo-Pak border here, police said here.