They live across the world, except from the artic areas. They have invaded our citys and some scientists believe that the pigeon was one of the absolute first animals that man domesticated.
Man and the pigeon have had a close relationship for thousands of years and this had lead to the pigeon having a great symbolic value. On the one hand, it may represent exalted, positive thing such as peace or the spirit of God, on the other we affirm it with negative attributes when we consider it to be dirty and contagious.
Maybe this animal is something else if we look beyond our first impression. If we took a second look.