The Most Stunning Types of Pigeons Around the Globe - Creativity Bay
May 30, 2023

The Most Stunning Types of Pigeons Around the Globe

Although we often associate pigeons with city life, there exists a vast array of striking and lesser-known pigeon species. As we delve deeper into the world of pigeons, their uniqueness and appeal become more apparent. In fact, some scientists argue that the rock pigeon, a common city bird, was the first bird ever domesticated by humans. Its presence can be traced back to ancient Mesopotamia, where it was featured in mosaics, on coins, and as figurines dating as far back as 4500 BC.

Despite the common misconception that pigeons are unintelligent, research has shown that they possess remarkable cognitive abilities. A 2017 study revealed that pigeons possess the capacity to understand concepts of time and space, akin to humans and primates. Pigeons are also skilled navigators, able to find their way back to their nests from distances of up to 1.3k miles (nearly 2.1k km), even if they have been taken from their nests, moved in isolation, and disoriented.

The beauty, diversity, and remarkable abilities of these winged creatures make them a fascinating subject worth exploring beyond the concrete jungles of our cities.

1. Brown Frillback Pigeon


2. Victoria Crowned Pigeon

The Virginia Zoo

3. The Nicobar Pigeon

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4. Pink-Necked Green Pigeon


5. Bronzewing Pigeon


6. Jacobin Pigeons


7. Indian Fantail


8. Blue Crowned Pigeon


9. Grey Frillback Pigeon


10. Lahore Pigeon


11. Red White Roller Pigeon


12. Archangel Pigeons


13. English Trumpeter Pigeon

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14. English Barb


15. Brunner Pouter Pigeon


16. Lahore Pigeon


17. Old Dutch Capuchine


18. Fantail Pigeon


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