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The homing pigeons deriving from the Rock Pigeon are selectively bred to find its way home over extremely long distances. Flights as long as 1,800 km have been recorded by birds in competitive pigeon racing. I the photo you can see two breeders who transported about 200 pigeons at a distance about 100 km to train them in finding the way home. The pigeons just leave their cage. High in the sky, they briefly look for the direction toward to your home and take flight. Owners must return by car and they are often much later than the pigeons.

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