Saturday, 3 October 2015

Minor Project: Subject matter Research

Before I begin constructing the dialogue I thought it was best that I look up some useful facts about pigeons for reference on the type of things they would generally talk about. Some of the facts I found that can possibly useful are: 

Pigeons are herbivores so their diet is meant to consist of seeds, fruits and plants - meant to. 

Mating Habits
Pigeons can mate up to 8 times a year with 2 squabs (baby pigeons) each time - so they have alot of babies. 

Natural Predator
Pigeons natural predator is the Peregrine Falcon which is the fastest bird on the planet and although not naturally common to the pigeons city habitat, are being introduced as a 'natural' pigeon control.

General Habits
Pigeons are considered one of the most intelligent birds on the planet. They are able to differentiate between photographs and even between two different human beings in a photograph when rewarded - so if it wanted to remember a face to revenge-poop on for scaring it the week before, it could.

They are social birds and usually congregate in groups. 

How they Travel 
Pigeons use roads and motorways to navigate, even changing direction at motorway junctions according to studies at Oxford University - so they know and can discuss street names. 

Other Abilities
Pigeons have a very sensitive sense of hearing and exceptional eyesight.

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