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a store that provides a wide variety of supplies to help you enjoy the birdwatching hobby.

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Friday, August 14, 2009

Working Together Works

These three pigeons showed remarkable ingenuity by using teamwork to take a refreshing shower.

After waiting until it was clear of humans, one pigeon jumped on the lever of the water fountain, while another kept watch and the third took a cool drink.
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When it had drunk its fill, and had a shower, it was time to move along and let his friends take their turn.

For 10 minutes the pigeons drank and washed while passersby in the bustling business district of Brisbane, Australia, marveled at their initiative.

Unlike other birds that take a sip of water and throw back their heads to swallow, pigeons suck up water using their beaks like straws.

Source: dailymail.co.uk