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A Homing Pigeon is a variety of domestic pigeon that is selectively bred for its ability to find its way home over extremely long distances. Due to their homing ability, speed, and altitude, pigeons have long paid an important role in war as military messengers. During World War I and World War II, carrier pigeons were used to transport messages back to their home coop behind the lines, leading to them to also be known as War Pigeons. As a result, enemy soldiers often tried to shoot down pigeons, knowing that they were carrying important messages.
Carrier Pigeons are featured in Battlefield 1.
A Carrier Pigeon plays a key role in the singleplayer mission Through Mud and Blood. When Danny Edwards and his crew become stuck in mud during the mission, they become and surrounded by enemies who attempted to break into the stranded tank. Left with no other options, Townsend orders Edwards to release the Carrier Pigeon in order to call for help. From here the player takes control of the pigeon and maneuvers it to friendly forces.
The Carrier Pigeon plays a key role in the War Pigeons gamemode. In this gamemode a Pigeon coop is randomly placed around a map and must then be located in order to secure a pigeon. Afterwards the player must then write a message and then send it off in order to call for artilery support.