homing pigeon

(redirected from Homing pigeons)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
Related to Homing pigeons: racing pigeons, Carrier pigeons

homing pigeon

see homing pigeon.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
But with each homing pigeon costing in the region of pounds 50, he has lost more pounds 7,000 in birds alone, many of which were sitting on eggs to further expand his collection.
All homing pigeons share the blue rock pigeon, or rock dove (Colutnba livia), as their common ancestor, but the modern homing pigeon was the product of generations of careful breeding and training.
Printed records are continually being unearthed by archaeologists bearing proof that pigeons and doves were not only tended with loving care, but also occupied a position of reverence and were regarded as holy Today this relationship continues as people discover the fascinating hobby of raising and racing homing pigeons.
The work of Bingman and his colleagues leads to the following conclusions: first, the navigational map of homing pigeons is not located in the hippocampal formation; second, hippocampal pigeons show an impairment in the associability of sun-compass information, an impairment that may be the cause of the impaired acquisition of the navigational map seen in them; third, hippocampal pigeons rely more than intact birds upon specific local cues as opposed to more global distal 'location' cues.
Part of western New York has claimed so many homing pigeons it is called the "Bermuda Triangle of Pigeonry.
Releasing homing pigeons to carry messages to a friend can be great fun for them.
4 Racing homing pigeons have been clocked flying 92.
Washington, July 26 ( ANI ): 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.
Siberian huskies, reptiles, donkeys and homing pigeons will entertain around 20,000 visitors expected at the three-day show, which starts on Saturday.
Previous evidence of this asymmetry led an international team of researchers to investigate 28 homing pigeons outfitted with GPS devices.
For the Massachusetts natives, the homing instinct is strong and that makes sense, seeing as Leo is continuing his hobby of racing approximately one-pound homing pigeons.