A carrier pigeon is another variety of the domestic pigeons together with the homing pigeons.
The carrier pigeon is a breed of the rock pigeon species. Its scientific name is Columba LiviaDomestica. A carrier pigeon is bred by pigeon hobbyists and they have the ability to return home even if they have been carried out to very far off places.
It has an instinct that allows it to come back to its nest just as a salmon travels back to its birthplace. The pigeon almost always finds its way home through the far distances it has gone. The pigeon has the homing ability which means it can go back home even when they are transported to very far reserves.
Carrier Pigeon as a Messenger
This type of pigeon is used as a messenger to send out messages to very far places. The carrier or homing pigeon was used in the past to carry vital letters when modern communication systems did not exist.
The Carrier Pigeon over the Ages
A pigeon is vital in our antiquity. This pigeon is assumed to be first used by the Persians and the Egyptians. That was 3,000 years ago; when carrier pigeon was used. Our Ancient Greeks used the carrier pigeon to transmit the results of the Olympics.
In Middle East, particularly in Baghdad, the pigeon was used as messenger. It was 1150 years in the past. It was used by Genghis Khan to send posts across the distances. In Spain, Pedro Tafur, had discovered the carrier pigeons and then he had observed that the carrier pigeons makes round journeys.
In the ancient Genoa, their watchtower posts were armed with the carrier pigeons which were located in the Mediterranean Sea.
Further Knowledge about the Carrier Pigeon
Carrier pigeons also flies far distances like a race pigeon. Some recorded flights have reached as far as 1800 kilometers in distances. That is 1,118 miles of airborne flight by a carrier pigeon. A homing pigeon is sometimes used for races. Carrier pigeons can fly as profligate as 80 kilometers per hour. It is only within their normal speeds for 500 miles. A carrier pigeons for races have recorded speeds of 110 miles per hour over 100 miles.
Through modern times, carrier pigeons was used by the Reuters broadcast to transport news update. Pigeons of around 45 in number was used to send price updates of the stocks amid Aachen and Brussels. The battle of Waterloo’s result was conveyed by a pigeon to England.
Throughout the 21st century, carrier pigeons still works with some police assemblies to send out backup messages during upheavals. When the predicaments transpire, our communication outlines might become disabled. And the most valuable dispatch likely is by means of a carrier pigeons.
During the Franco and Prussia war, pigeon was an instrument to propel out mails and posts between Paris and French zone. The people thought that the actual paramount postal service in the world was transported by a carrier pigeon.
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