Doves have strong pair bonds and are often seen as 1/2 a pair; they are the symbols of both goddesses of love – Aphrodite and Ishtar.
The biblical image of a dove bearing an olive branch became the global image for peace (established for the International Peace Conference in Paris 1949).
Doves are descendants of pigeons.
These heroic little homing creatures have won Service Medals.
They are aviation magicians as well as speedy, and their plumage allows for fancy showing off. Not just visually spectacular- pigeons can store 1000 images in their minds and respond well to challenges involving literacy and numeracy.