Yet another biblical bird was the dove. The dove was the bird that Noah sent out from the ark to see if there was dry land. This story portrays the doves as smart and loyal animals, which contributes to the positive perceptions of birds.
How to Train a Homing Pigeon. Homing pigeons (Columbia livia) are also known as rock pigeons or sometimes rock doves. Most rock pigeons are found in large cities, usually eating scraps of food off the sidewalk. Rock pigeons are not native.