Bio: Pigeons are stout, seed-eating birds found around the world. You may have seen some on city streets and thought to yourself, not another flying rat, but did you know they were instrumental during both World Wars in delivering lifesaving messages that enemy troops couldn’t reach? Did you know pigeons can distinguish between a Picasso and a Monet, or that they can detect cellular discrepancies on mammograms? Did you know they’re renowned for their cognitive abilities and are one of the few animals that can pass the mirror test? Think about that the next time you see one of these remarkable creatures!

Fields of Interest: Corn kernels, soybeans, safflower seeds, lettuce, crushed oyster shells