Bird Watch: Thirsty pigeons May 02, 2012 Pigeons (and all of their relatives in the family Columbidae) have "unique drinking behavior" defined as "suck[ing] up water, using their beaks like straws. p.s. local ecologist is on YouTube here. Share Get link Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email Other Apps Labels Bird Watch Labels: Bird Watch Share Get link Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email Other Apps Comments VickyMay 07, 2012I had absolutely no idea that pigeons drank differently than other birds (well the ones outside their family). I am going to have to pay more attention to my mother's bird bath now!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyGeorgiaMay 29, 2012Me, either. There are scholarly studies of the mechanism of pigeon drinking; example "Drinking behavior and jaw muscle (EMG) activity in the pigeon (Columba livia)" at http://www.springerlink.com/content/w1341186811622w2/.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyAdd commentLoad more... Post a Comment Thank you for commenting on this post! Sign up to receive new posts in your inbox - http://bit.ly/localeconews.