How the 'street pigeon' got its fancy on

Saturday, January 21, 2012 - 00:30 in Biology & Nature

Pigeons come in all colors, shapes, and sizes. Some have feathers reaching up over their heads like a hood. Others have feathers all the way to the tips of their toes or fanned out on their tails like tiny turkeys. Now, researchers have traced the birds' family tree in an effort to sort out how all that remarkable variation came to be.

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