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.
White ring neck doves can barely fly more than a mile but white homing pigeons can find their way home from distances of more than 500 miles. The birds are used to relay messages in war, and are a symbol of