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Why does everyone hate pigeons?

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Have you ever wondered why there are so many pigeons in the park? Have you ever thought they were annoying? Well, it turns out that pigeons have some extraordinary features. Watch this video and let's explore the fascinating world of pigeon abilities.

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In the video, psychologist B.F. Skinner was introduced because he tried to train pigeons to help with bombing. B.F. Skinner was a person who believed in studying behavior. Read this Smithsonian article to learn more about his pigeon experiements and others he did to show how behavior is influence.As seen in this video, pigeons have a lot of positive attributes that we often overlook. Read this article from the DoDo about 21 incredible things that pigeons have or can do.
Pigeons conquered urban living. When they came, so did other birds, specifically a bird of prey called the Peregrine Falcon. If you are interested in learning more about the Peregrine Falcon and their relationship with the pigeon, read this article.

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