10 Most Beautiful Pigeons In The World
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10 Most Beautiful Pigeons In The World

August 31, 2019


10 Most Beautiful Pigeons In The World. Number 10, Archangel Pigeon. The Archangel is a breed of fancy pigeon,
notable for the metallic sheen of its feathers. It is kept as an ornamental or fancy breed,
valued for its unusual appearance. Archangels are small, weighing about 12 oz,
with unfeathered legs and dark orange eyes. The body of the bird is bronze or gold with
wings that are either black, white, or blue. Number 9, Jacobin Pigeon. The Jacobin is a medium sized pigeon, quite
slender and tall. It is characterised by a distinctive muff
or cowl of feathers which forms a rosette on both sides of the pigeon’s head. This is made up of a mane at the back of the
head, the hood over the top and a “cravat” of two lines of feather running down the front
of the chest. There is currently a trend towards breeding
Jacobins with longer necks which then hold the hood off the shoulders. This is said to better display the hood. Number 8, African Green Pigeon. Usually found in small groups, foraging in
trees for fruit, adult African green pigeons have maroon patches on the top of their wings
and the juveniles have an olive color. The upperparts are grayish-green to yellowish-green;
the thighs are yellow; and the feet and bill are red with the bill having a white tip. Their green plumage is great camouflage and
they are fast fliers. Number 7, Fantail. The Fantail is a popular breed of fancy pigeon. It is characterised by a fan-shaped tail composed
of 30 to 40 feathers, abnormally more than most members of the pigeon family, which usually
have 12 to 14 feathers. The breed is thought to have originated in
Pakistan, India, China or Spain. These smaller, attractive pigeons are often
used as “dove” releases at weddings and other ceremonies because they can be trained as
homing pigeons and will return to a roost after release. Number 6, Victoria Crowned Pigeon. Named for the British Monarch Queen Victoria,
the Victoria Crowned Pigeon is without doubt a royal bird. Its dusty blue-grey feathers may remind one
of the pigeons found on any city street, but the Crowned Pigeon’s elegant blue lace
crest, scarlet eyes, and rakish black mask are unlike anything you’ll find pecking around
in the city park. Add in the fact that this largest of all pigeons
is nearly the size of a turkey, and you know you’re seeing something special. Number 5, Green Imperial Pigeon. The Green Imperial Pigeon is a pigeon which
is a widespread resident breeding bird in tropical southern Asia from India east to
Indonesia. Its back, wings and tail are metallic green. Meanwhile, the head and underparts are white,
apart from maroon undertail coverts. It is usually seen alone, in pairs or in small
groups of 3-5 birds. But occasionally, flocks of up to 60 birds
can be seen at fruiting trees and at roost. Number 4, Spinifex Pigeon. A handsome, reddish species, Spinifex Pigeon
is mostly ruddy-coloured and has a pointed rufous topknot and a striking face pattern:
Bare red skin surrounds a pale eye, and the face is striped black and white, with some
subtle blue markings too. Bold black bars are spread across the wings
and sides of the mantle. It is inconspicuous when it forages on the
ground, and is well camoufl aged, as its reddish colouration mirrors the red dirt and the rocky
outcrops within the arid landscapes it inhabits. Number 3, Nicobar Pigeon. The Nicobar pigeon is one of the closest living
relatives to the dodo, a bird which is now extinct. This pigeon is found on the small islands
and coastal regions from the Nicobar Islands, east through the Malay Archipelago, to the
Solomons and Palau. This large pigeon, measuring 16 inches in
length has a grey head, like the upper neck plumage, which turns into green and copper
hackles. The tail is very short and pure white, while
the rest of its plumage is metallic green. Number 2, Pink Necked Green Pigeon. Believe it or not, Pink-Necked Green Pigeons
are really this colour, and they are really pigeons. Like so many other animal species the males
are the ones that have the bright colouring, while the females are your more drab green
coloured. This tells us that this bright wardrobe helps
the guys pick up the pretty, little green ladies. The brighter you are the better your chances
of finding the perfect mate. Number 1, Rose-Crowned Fruit Dove. Pretty as a sunset cocktail, the rose-crowned
fruit dove is a native Australian species. Named for the distinctive pink patch that
caps their foreheads, these beautiful birds belong to the large genus of fruit doves called
Ptilinopus, along with around 50 other species native to Southeast Asia and Oceania. While the males and the females both develop
the pink cap, the males are adorned with the best colour patterns, with an array of bright
orange, more pink, and yellow plumage sitting below their grey chests. The males use their pink caps as part of their
courting displays, bowing their heads low like common pigeons do to give the females
a good view

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  1. Tbh, the rock pigeon (regular city pigeon) is beautiful as well, but is not seen that way because of how common they are. It is a similar case with the Passenger Pigeon, which no one thought much of because it used to be one of the most abundant birds in the world. Now, they are extinct.

  2. GOD 🙏 must be dabbing in HIS oilcolor painting when HE decided it was more fun to see these pigeons alive than on canvas

  3. The fan tail pigeon is in turky as well they also do back flips my dad gad a fuw when he was a kid in turky and yes turky is a country it was called the adamin umpire

  4. you missed two, most rare and beautiful pigeons…it is the little dodo or known as the manamea and the many-colour fruits pigeon..

  5. This list shows three species of green pigeons. And green is my favorite color. Go green pigeons!

  6. The african green pigeon and the pink necked green pigeon are the same species male and female fyi

  7. I used to have so many pet pigeons in my country

    One of the rarest ones was the pigeon with its throat being a ball shape

    Also I had a peacock pigeon but I traded it with something else

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