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July 26 2013

Why Homing Pigeons Find Home


Homing pigeons fly off from an unknown place in unfamiliar territory and still manage to find their way home.

This ability has always been fascinating to humans and nothing would ever happen in "Game of Thrones" if birds couldn't deliver messages. Yet despite intensive research, it is not yet definitively clear where this unusual gift comes from. All we seem to know is that homing pigeons and migratory birds determine their flight direction with the help of the Earth's magnetic field, the stars and the position of the sun.

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