Agriculture
Vitamin D-licious Mushrooms
Cleaning Up Fish Farms
Silk’s superpowers
Amphibians
Tree Frogs
Newts
Poison Dart Frogs
Animals
A Meal Plan for Birds
Glimpses of a Legendary Woodpecker
Revenge of the Cowbirds
Behavior
Memory by Hypnosis
Face values
Double take
Birds
Ospreys
Backyard Birds
Ducks
Chemistry and Materials
The memory of a material
The Buzz about Caffeine
When frog gender flips
Computers
Getting in Touch with Touch
Electronic Paper Turns a Page
Secrets of an Ancient Computer
Dinosaurs and Fossils
Have shell, will travel
A Rainforest Trapped in Amber
Digging Dinos
E Learning Jamaica
2014 GSAT Results for Jamaican Kids
E Learning in Jamaica WIN PRIZES and try our Fun Animated Games
Results of GSAT are in schools this week
Earth
Earth's Lowly Rumble
Meteorites may have sparked life on Earth
Coral Islands Survive a Tsunami
Environment
Nanosponges Soak Up Pollutants
Flu river
Cactus Goo for Clean Water
Finding the Past
Untangling Human Origins
Your inner Neandertal
Stone Tablet May Solve Maya Mystery
Fish
Tiger Sharks
Seahorses
Sharks
Food and Nutrition
Allergies: From Bee Stings to Peanuts
The Color of Health
Chocolate Rules
GSAT English Rules
Capitalization Rules
Finding Subjects and Verbs
Who vs. Whom
GSAT Exam Preparation Jamaica
E Learning in Jamaica WIN PRIZES and try our Fun Animated Games
Tarrant High overcoming the odds
10 Common Mistakes When Preparing for the GSAT Math Test
GSAT Exams Jamaica Scholarships
42,000 students will sit for the GSAT Exam in two weeks
GSAT stars reap scholarship glory
GSAT Exam Preparation
GSAT Mathematics
Math is a real brain bender
How to Slice a Cake Fairly
Detecting True Art
Human Body
A Fix for Injured Knees
Germ Zapper
Sleeping Soundly for a Longer Life
Invertebrates
Butterflies
Dust Mites
Sea Anemones
Mammals
Foxes
Skunks
Seal
Parents
The Surprising Meaning and Benefits of Nursery Rhymes
What Not to Say to Emerging Readers
Children and Media
Physics
Powering Ball Lightning
Dreams of Floating in Space
Echoes of a Stretched Egg
Plants
Hungry bug seeks hot meal
Assembling the Tree of Life
Springing forward
Reptiles
Alligators
Crocodilians
Lizards
Space and Astronomy
A Smashing Display
Intruder Alert: Sweeping Space for Dust
A Family in Space
Technology and Engineering
Riding Sunlight
Machine Copy
Toy Challenge
The Parts of Speech
Pronouns
Adjectives and Adverbs
What is a Noun
Transportation
Robots on a Rocky Road
Flying the Hyper Skies
How to Fly Like a Bat
Weather
Polar Ice Feels the Heat
In Antarctica watch the heat (and your step)
Arctic Melt
Add your Article

Doves

The doves are the 308 species of near passerine birds in the order Columbiformes. The terms dove and pigeon are used interchangeably, although smaller species are more likely to be called doves. The species commonly referred to as the "pigeon" is the feral Rock Pigeon. Pigeons and doves are stout-bodied birds with short necks and short, slender bills with a fleshy cere. This family occurs worldwide, but the greatest variety is in the Indomalaya and Australasia ecozones. It is related to the extinct dodos. The young doves and pigeons are called "squabs." A person who keeps pigeons is called a "pigeon fancier." Their usually flimsy nests are made of sticks, and the two white eggs are incubated by both sexes. Doves feed on seeds, fruit and other soft plant stuff. Unlike most other birds, (but see flamingo), doves and pigeons produce "crop milk," which is secreted by sloughing off fluid-filled cells from the lining of the crop. Both sexes produce this highly nutritious substance to feed to the young. Symbolism: White doves, usually meaning domesticated Rock Pigeons, are a traditional Christian symbol of love and peace. A dove was supposed to have been released by Noah after the flood in order to find land; it came back carrying an olive branch, telling Noah that, somewhere, there was land. A dove with an olive branch has since then come to symbolize peace. In Christian iconography, a dove also symbolizes the Holy Spirit, in reference to Matthew 3:16 and Luke 3:22 where the Holy Spirit appeared as a dove at the Baptism of Jesus. Doves or other birds are sometimes released at Christian weddings. It should be noted that these birds, unless they are trained homing pigeons, cannot survive in the wild and will either starve to death or be easy prey for predators. Doves are often associated with the concept of peace and pacifism. They often appear in political cartoons, on banners and signs at events promoting peace (such as the Olympic games, at various anti-war/anti-violence protests, etc.), and in pacifist literature. A person who is a pacifist is sometimes referred to as a dove (similarly, in American politics, a person who advocates the use of military resources as opposed to diplomacy can be referred to as a hawk). Ironically, although sometimes ungratefully considered "pests" in big cities, common pigeons or Rock Pigeons have served humans in times of war as war pigeons, and have even been awarded war medals to honour their services to humanity. These include the carrier pigeons, Cher Ami, who received the French Croix de guerre for services during wartime, and who is now enshrined in the Smithsonian Institution, and G.I. Joe, who received the Dickin Medal for his role in preventing the bombing of an Italian village of over 1,000 people. Doves as food: Several species of pigeon or dove are used as food, and probably any could be; the powerful breast muscles characteristic of the family make excellent meat. In Europe the Wood Pigeon is commonly shot as a game bird, while Rock Pigeons were originally domesticated as a food species, and many breeds were developed for their meat-bearing qualities. The extinction of the Passenger Pigeon was at least partly due to shooting for use as food. Trivia * Doves can be trained and often are utilized in tricks and animal acts by magicians and showmen. * In the United States, "dove" is sometimes used as a street name for cocaine. Ecstasy pills are also sometimes referred to as "doves", due to a well-known "brand" of pills featuring an embossed dove. * Dove is a brand of American ice cream; their "Dove Bar", featuring a vanilla ice cream filling with a thin chocolate coating, is particularly well known. * A "pigeon" is an English slang word to refer to an uneducated, naive, or unsophisticated person: one that is easily deceived or cheated by underhanded means. To be referred to as a "pigeon" or a "dupe" suggests unwariness in the person deluded — especially used in the slang language of gambling. Etymology: from Middle French duppe.

Doves
Doves








Designed and Powered by HBJamaica.com™