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Iran, Meybod: Dovecote

12/05/2012

A dovecote or dovecot ( /ˈdʌvkɒt/) (Scots: Doocot) is a structure intended to house pigeons or doves. Dovecotes may be square or circular free-standing structures or built into the end of a house or barn. They generally contain pigeonholes for the birds to nest.
Pigeons and doves were an important food source historically in Western Europe and were kept for their eggs, flesh, and dung.

Pigeonnier meybod_02_http://www.albert-videt.eu/photographie/carnet-de-route/iran_10-2006/meybod_02.php

Pigeonnier meybod_03a_http://www.albert-videt.eu/photographie/carnet-de-route/iran_10-2006/meybod_02.php

Pigeonnier meybod_03b_http://www.albert-videt.eu/photographie/carnet-de-route/iran_10-2006/meybod_02.php

Ce Pigeonnier circulaire accueillait jadis 4000 pigeons dont les fientes étaient récoltées pour servir d’engrais.

Soigneusement restauré, il accueille à présent une centaine de volatiles… empaillés.

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