January 31, 2013

Why Pigeons Get Lost in New York State

Rebecca Morelle, BBC News

AP Photo

The mystery of the "Bermuda Triangle" of the homing pigeon world may have been solved.

For years, scientists have been baffled as to why the usually excellent navigators get lost when released from a particular site in New York State.

But new research suggests the birds are using low frequency sounds to find their way around - and they cannot hear the rumble at this US location.

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TAGGED: Birds, Pigeons, Infrasound