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The War Bird

By Dylan J.M., a fifth grade student in Ms. Kawulok's fifth-grade class Churchill Elementary The rock dove is a type of pigeon that you might see in your everyday life. The rock dove has a black head and gray body. It is the only pigeon in the wo...

By Dylan J.M., a fifth grade student in Ms. Kawulok's fifth-grade class

Churchill Elementary

The rock dove is a type of pigeon that you might see in your everyday life. The rock dove has a black head and gray body. It is the only pigeon in the world with double black bars on its wings. It's 29-36 centimeters in length. The rock dove has wingspan of around 25 inches. People call these birds Birds of War or War Birds because the rock dove is trained in the military for brining messages between two military bases. These birds are so loyal, one got its legs shot off and still got the message to safety! Another cool fact is that it doesn't migrate; it stays in one place all year long.

These birds love cities and towns. There are quite a few rock doves around Cloquet. You see them around bridges and buildings. Sometimes they can bake a big mess! Good luck birding!

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