Pigeons apparently tend to follow the bird best at navigating, or at least that is the crux of a forthcoming Nature article based on the research of biological physicist Tamás Vicsek of Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest.  The research was done on homing pigeons, but would likely apply to feral pigeons as well, and perhaps other species.  More information is available here.

Written by Corey
Corey is a New Yorker who lived most of his life in upstate New York but has lived in Queens since 2008. He's only been birding since 2005 but has garnered a respectable life list by birding whenever he wasn't working as a union representative or spending time with his family. He lives in Forest Hills with Daisy and Desmond Shearwater. His bird photographs have appeared on the Today Show, in Birding, Living Bird Magazine, Bird Watcher's Digest, and many other fine publications. He is also the author of the American Birding Association Field Guide to the Birds of New York.