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Homing Pigeons

A general introduction to the sport of Homing Pigeons and resources on the Web such as federations, clubs, rules, venues, articles, and news.

Homing in Pigeons
An article explaining homing behavior in pigeons, including the map sense and compass sense of homing pigeons. From Animal Behavior Online.

Homing Pigeons by E. S. Starr
An article about the history and evolution of homing pigeons, including drawings of homing pigeons and information about the sport of homing pigeon flying.

American Homing Pigeon Fanciers
The full name of the organization is the "International Federation of American Homing Pigeon Fanciers" and their Web site includes articles, interviews with experts, band listings, event results

South Australian Homing Pigeon Association
Articles and information about homing pigeon events and clubs in South Australia.

Wikipedia on Homing Pigeons
General information about homing pigeons including breeding information, longest flights, and the history of messenger pigeons and pigeons used in military and police work.

Pigeons Reveal Map-Reading Secret
An article about the results of an Oxford University study on the navigation techniques of homing pigeons. From the British Broadcasting Company.

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