Band Tail Pigeon

Band Tail Pigeon

In the ancient world there appears to be some fascination with the similarities and differences between Dove and Pigeon. They are closely related in biological terms and, in some cultures, they were regarded as being two incarnations of the same being. Dove being sacred and Pigeon profane. All of the great writings of the world have innumerable references to Dove being helpful in communicating and divining the way. Pigeon thinks this is another case of modern man interpreting old writings incorrectly. (The same problem that Vulture appears to have had with Eagle.) Dove is a wonderful bird, but come on. Communicating is pigeon's role. The Romans used pigeons to send messages, sometimes from the middle of a battle. They clearly recognized Pigeon's dedication, bravery and fidelity. When Christianity and Islam came along, things got confused again and Dove is given credit for communication between God and the various prophets. Don't get us wrong - they are both wonderful birds and we are blessed to have them both here in The Sea Ranch.

Definitly not your average urban pigeon!