Common birds of Snohomish County

March 27, 2012
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Rock pigeon
Habitat: Common in urban areas
Size: Length 12.5 inches, wingspan 28 inches
Fact: Pigeons have a fantastic sense of direction. They can find their way home from long distances. This skill makes them useful for carrying message, which they did frequently, including in World War I and World War II.

(Herald file photo)

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