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Pigeon: This Is Not Art Smokey

Poet: Andy Quan

Poem: A word from the feral pigeon

Parent: This Is Not Art

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This Is Not Art Smokey

(blue bar hen)

Weight: 410g

Date of birth: Friday, February 3, 2006

Wingspan: 58cm

Parentage: Unknown, apart from common descent from domestic homing pigeons from the sea cliffs of Europe, brought by the Romans. Father flew for The Naval Intelligence Department of Wagga Wagga and won a 'Second' in the Annapolis-Sydney Spy Games, 08.

Reading habits: Choose Your Own Adventure is a series of children's gamebooks first published by Bantam Books from 1979-1998

Languages spoken: Bird has almost incoherent speech due to excess adrenaline which leads to fast flying but difficulty in holding conversations in any language.

Medical history: Delusions of Beak and (now controlled) ectoparasites in droppings due to gluttony for Seeded Buttons.

Dietary requirements: Must be weaned off a desire for human foodscraps and buttered corn-on-the-cob and Seeded Buttons.

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