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Flaps Down | by Ingrid Valda Taylar
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Flaps Down

These two feral pigeons (Columba livia, Rock Pigeon) are using their tails to balance on the utility cable in moderate winds. Pigeons actually like flat surfaces to perch on, evolving as they did from their cliff-dwelling ancestors. People in bird rescue often have bricks or boards and other wider surfaces for pigeon to perch on, for comfort's sake.

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Taken on December 3, 2013