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Meet Just 20 Of The World's Most Beautiful Types Of Pigeons

What animals have the capacity to make their way back home, even when released hundreds of miles away in unfamiliar territory? You might think of an eagle, a sparrow, or any of the flying animals. What's more, did you know that pigeons who are less familiar with their surroundings have this incredible ability? Yes, the pigeon is as loyal and affectionate as any other pet.

This article will take you on a tour of the world's most beautiful pigeons, and the author guarantees that you will fall in love with and be amazed by this particular aerial animal.

What Is Special About Pigeons

Because of their homing abilities as well as their speed, pigeons have played an extremely vital part in saving an endless number of lives throughout history. During World War II, pigeons were reputed to be faster than telegraph signals in terms of delivery time. French, Iraqi, and Chinese forces continue to rely on pigeons for reconnaissance.

What Is The Lifespan Of A Pigeon

They live on average for three to five years in the wild. As long as they're kept as pets, pigeons can live for up to 15 years. There are many things that affect the pigeon's lifespan, like natural predators and humans. Birds like the peregrine falcon and the sparrowhawk often eat pigeons, but sometimes they also eat other birds.

How Many Pigeons Are In The World

It is estimated that there are more than 400 million pigeons in the world today. People in the United States have more pigeons than there are people. Most of them live in cities. There are a lot of pigeons in the world, and their population is growing quickly because more people live in cities. The number of pigeons in New York City alone is thought to be more than 1 million.

Pink-Necked Green Pigeon

The pink-necked green pigeon has a grey head, a pinkish neck and upper breast, and an orange breast.
The pink-necked green pigeon has a grey head, a pinkish neck and upper breast, and an orange breast.

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has classified the pink-necked green pigeon (Treron vernans) as Least Concern. These subtropical birds can be found throughout Southeast Asia, particularly in Myanmar and Vietnam, as well as the Indonesian and Philippine islands.

Nicobar Pigeon

A colorful pigeon in the nest with its head and upper neck feathers is violet, with mixed green and yellow hackles.
A colorful pigeon in the nest with its head and upper neck feathers is violet, with mixed green and yellow hackles.

The Nicobar pigeon is found on small islands and coastal regions from India's Andaman and the Nicobar Islands to the Solomons and Palau. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) lists the Nicobar pigeon as Near Threatened because of habitat loss, hunting, the pet trade, and non-native animals like cats and rats introduced to their nesting islands.

Brown Frillback Pigeon

A dirty white colored breed of pigeon in the Bird's cage with curly brown feathers on its wings
A dirty white colored breed of pigeon in the Bird's cage with curly brown feathers on its wings

The Frillback is a long-established breed of fancy pigeon. All domesticated pigeons derive from the rock pigeon, including frillbacks. The wing shield feathers have a frill or curl to them. It is thought to have originated in Asia Minor.

Victoria Crowned Pigeon

The Victoria crowned pigeon has a powder blue body, a maroon breast, and red eyes perching at the branch of a tree
The Victoria crowned pigeon has a powder blue body, a maroon breast, and red eyes perching at the branch of a tree

Known as the Victoria crowned pigeon because of its huge size, bluish-grey color, and elegant blue lace-like crests, as well as its maroon breast and red irises, the Victoria crowned pigeon is an elegant bird. In the New Guinea region, it belongs to a genus of four very huge, ground-dwelling pigeons that are one-of-a-kind.

Bronzewing Pigeon

The Bronzewing Pigeon standing on the side of a river and have distinctive iridescent wing patches that appear bronze or green-brown and also has head white patches
The Bronzewing Pigeon standing on the side of a river and have distinctive iridescent wing patches that appear bronze or green-brown and also has head white patches

When the sun is shining, the bronzewing birds have iridescent wings that look bronze or green-brown when the light is dim. As the bird moves, the colors change as the bird moves.

Can You Eat Bronzewing Pigeon

When cooked in this style, wonga, bronzewing, and other wild pigeons become considerably softer, but they require a long time to simmer and must be cooked gently.

Jacobin Pigeons

A pair of Jacobin Pigeons beside the river with its white-feathered hood that covers its head
A pair of Jacobin Pigeons beside the river with its white-feathered hood that covers its head

The Jacobin is a long-breeding fancy pigeon that originated in Asia. Jacobins, like other domesticated pigeons, are descended from the rock-pigeon. Group of Asian feather and voice pigeons.

Blue Crowned Pigeon

A Large blue-grey pigeon opens its dark blue colored and white-centered patch feathers with blue lace crests on its head
A Large blue-grey pigeon opens its dark blue colored and white-centered patch feathers with blue lace crests on its head

There are fewer Blue Crowned Pigeon in the wild because they are so beautiful that people keep them in cages the most. Males are usually bigger than females, but this isn't always the case. In general, it is 70 cm long and weighs 2.1 kg.

Indian Fantail Pigeon

Six White Indian Fantail Pigeons are perching inside the large cage with a distinct white fan-shaped tail
Six White Indian Fantail Pigeons are perching inside the large cage with a distinct white fan-shaped tail

The Indian Fantail is a type of fancy pigeon that has been carefully bred over many years. This means that Indian Fantails, as well as other types of domesticated pigeons, all come from the rock dove. The Indian Fantail pigeon is a bird that lives a long time. Its average life span is about 10 to 20 years.

African Green Pigeon

African Green-Pigeon wings are maroon with its red foot and a red beak with a white tip and have grayish-green to yellowish-green upperparts
African Green-Pigeon wings are maroon with its red foot and a red beak with a white tip and have grayish-green to yellowish-green upperparts

The African green pigeon is one of five green pigeon species found in the Afrotropics. The species has 17 recognized races in Sub-Saharan Africa. They eat mostly fruit, especially figs. In the wild, the typical life span of these subtropical birds is four to five years, depending on the species.

Spinifex Pigeon

Four Spinifex Pigeon perching at the red colored stone with tiny black bars on their wings and back while its bill is black and its head has spikey feathers.
Four Spinifex Pigeon perching at the red colored stone with tiny black bars on their wings and back while its bill is black and its head has spikey feathers.

The spinifex pigeon is one of four endemic Australian birds. They find foods such as seeds, plants, and insects on the ground, mostly in bare areas between grass clumps, but also in dry rocky watercourses and dry wetlands borders. Their beauty and intelligence make them popular pets.

Pied Imperial Pigeon

Large White Pied Imperial Pigeon is perching in the branch of a tree with the black tips on its wings and tail's tip
Large White Pied Imperial Pigeon is perching in the branch of a tree with the black tips on its wings and tail's tip

The pied imperial pigeon is a huge pied pigeon. Plantations and scrub cover it throughout Southeast Asia from Myanmar and Thailand to the Philippines and the Bird's Head Peninsula in New Guinea. This is a fruit-feeding arboreal dove. It can eat huge seeds, which are then regurgitated or expelled entirely, depending on their size.

Ice Pigeon

A dark-eyed white-colored ice pigeon has a unique black end lining feathers on its wings and heavily feathered feet and legs.
A dark-eyed white-colored ice pigeon has a unique black end lining feathers on its wings and heavily feathered feet and legs.

The Ice pigeon is a long-bred fancy pigeon. They are descended from the rock pigeon, as are other domesticated pigeon species. Early breeding took place in Saxony and Silesia, but it was developed throughout eastern Germany and western Poland.

Lahore Pigeon

This pigeon is mostly white in the front of its chest and face with a brown feathered head and wings and characterized by heavily feathered feet and legs
This pigeon is mostly white in the front of its chest and face with a brown feathered head and wings and characterized by heavily feathered feet and legs

Lahore is a large and gentle breed of beautiful pigeon. Lahore breeders and other pigeon breeders are all related to the rock pigeon. This bird was from Lahore, Pakistan. It was also bred in what is now Iran. It was introduced to Germany around 1880 and became popular among pigeon keepers in the early 1960s. They are among the most colorful pigeons seen there.

Capuchine Or Jacobin Mix

Capuchine or Jacobin Mix perching in the finger of its owner outside of its cage
Capuchine or Jacobin Mix perching in the finger of its owner outside of its cage

Fancy pigeons like the Capuchine have a hood and a crest on their heads. It's retained as a showpiece. It's a good pet. This pigeon is widely available. Almost anywhere in the world can keep this bird. Popular in the Netherlands, Germany, Malaysia, and Singapore.

Red White Roller Pigeon

Red White Roller Pigeon is one of the roller pigeons that can tumble or roll in the air. This is a type of pigeon that has been kept as a pet. It takes them about 30 minutes to fly around their home loft (coop) and do their acrobatic show, which is very tiring for them. Some people train them to fly from a portable coop that they put in a meadow or a park.

Archangel Pigeons

Archangel Pigeons has a black-winged bronze that is perching on the stair railing
Archangel Pigeons has a black-winged bronze that is perching on the stair railing

The Archangel is a kind of fancy pigeon that has feathers that look like they are made of metal. Other types of pigeons that are kept as pets are all related to the rock pigeon. It is kept as an ornamental or fancy breed because of its unique look. About 12 oz is how much an archangel weighs.

English Trumpeter

The English Trumpeter is a long-bred fancy pigeon. Domesticated pigeons like English Trumpeters descend from the rock pigeon. This is a fairly common breed in the USA. The English Trumpeter pigeon's foot and hock feathers can grow up to 10 in (25.4 cm) long. This hinders the pigeon's flight. So a flying English Trumpeter pigeon is rare.

English Barb Pigeon

The Barb is a fancy pigeon breed that has been evolved over many years of careful breeding and development. Barbara pigeons, as well as other domesticated pigeon species, are all descended from the rock pigeon. Shakespeare made reference to this particular breed.

Brunner Pouter

The Brunner Pouter is a fancy pigeon breed that has been produced over many years of careful breeding and development. They are all descended from the rock-pigeon, as are other species of domesticated pigeons, like the Brunner Pouter. The breed is one of the most widely bred blower breeds in the world.

Grenada Dove

Perching in a thorny stem, Grenada dove with open wings has a twig on its beak
Perching in a thorny stem, Grenada dove with open wings has a twig on its beak

The Grenada dove is a medium-sized dove that lives in the New World. In the Caribbean, it is unique to the island of Grenada. One of Grenada's most famous birds was once called a pea dove or a Well's dove. It is thought to be one of the most endangered doves in the world. In fact, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), grenada dove is now in the category under Critically Endangered.

Conclusion

The author came up with 20 of the world's most gorgeous pigeons. Humans are endangering most of these beautiful pigeons. They are also on the endangered species list due to habitat loss and forced migration. Diverse actions can be taken to save birds. It's vital to preserve bird populations and their habitats. Many people could assist us to save endangered species.

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