The Decorated History of Pigeons

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On May 24th, villagers on the Indian side of the long-disputed India-Pakistan Border reported to authorities that a lone pigeon that had flown into a local woman’s home, and that it might be a cross-border spy.

Geeta Devi, who lives in the Manyari region of Indian-administered Kashmir, raised the alarm when, after capturing the feather intruder, noticed that its wings were branded with bright patches of…