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Pigeon Story: How the Rock Dove Became the Sky Rat

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Check out Planet Earth II! https://youtu.be/c8aFcHFu8QM
On BBC One in the UK this Sunday and coming to BBC America on 28th January 2017
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Robert Fulton’s illustrated “Book of Pigeons” - 1876 https://archive.org/details/illustratedbooko00robe

Scarf, Damian, Harlene Hayne, and Michael Colombo. "Pigeons on par with primates in numerical competence." Science 334.6063 (2011): 1664-1664.

Scarf, Damian, et al. "Orthographic processing in pigeons (Columba livia)." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 113.40 (2016): 11272-11276.

Skinner, Burrhus F. "Pigeons in a pelican." American Psychologist 15.1 (1960): 28.

Watanabe, Shigeru, Junko Sakamoto, and Masumi Wakita. "PIGEONS'DISCRIMINATION OF PAINTINGS BY MONET AND PICASSO." Journal of the experimental analysis of behavior 63.2 (1995): 165-174.

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