Pigeon, a.k.a. Superdove

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Pigeons’ ancestral homes are on the cliffs of sea coasts. How did they become so suited to city life? Courtney Humphries, author of the new book Superdove: How the Pigeon Took Manhattan…And the World, explains how pigeons became city dwellers, and why those who see them as mere urban pests should give the birds a little more respect.

Courtney Humphries will be giving a reading
Monday, August 18th at 7:00pm
McNally Jackson Books
52 Prince Street

Weigh in: Do you think pigeons deserve their reputation as urban pests and "rats with wings"?