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10 Extraordinary Pigeons You Didn’t Know Existed (Gallery)

The natural world is teeming with wondrous and extraordinary birds, each of which possesses distinctive qualities and a distinct palette of plumage. What the vast ma

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What the vast majority of people are unaware of is the fact that the world is home to a surprising number of extraordinary species of pigeons.

The majority of us are familiar with the common city pigeons, also known as rock pigeons; these are the pigeons with a gray and navy coloration that can be seen in large numbers in every city.

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So without further ado, I’d like you to take a look at some of the nature’s most beautiful, vibrant, and extraordinary pigeons, which are as follows:

1 – The Nicobar Pigeon

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2 – Victoria Crowned Pigeon

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The largest living pigeon and the closest remaining relative to the extinct dodo bird. Because of its flamboyant blue crown with intricate lace-like patterns and its regal bearing, it was given the name Queen Victoria in her honor.

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Originally from New Guinea

3 – Jacobin Pigeon

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The Jacobin monastic order, which began around the year 1100, inspired the naming of these pigeons.

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They are known for their mane-like feathers that can measure 6 inches and stands a couple of inches above the head. They come in a variety of colors, including black, white, red, and yellow.

4 – Brown Frillback Pigeon

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The frilback pigeon is a domestic fancy pigeon breed that is actually quite an old breed. It was developed through many years of careful breeding over the course of its history.

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The frillback pigeon can be found in a wide range of color variations.

5 – Swedish Owl Pigeon

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Originating from southern regions of Sweden.

6 – Spinifex Pigeon

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The spinifex grasslands of northern and central Australia are home to a particular species of pigeon that lives there year-round. They have very effective camouflage colouring for living, and feeding, on the ground and run quickly and erratically from intruders.

7 – Brunner Pouter Pidgeon

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A lot of strutting, bowing, and hopping can be seen from this pigeon while it is courting a potential mate. This pigeon has a lively and vigorous temperament.

8 – Lahore Pigeon

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Originally from ancient Persia, these birds were once bred for their meat but are now raised primarily for their stunning plumage and varied coloration. They are considered an ornamental breed.

9 – Polish Wattle Pigeons

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10 – Scandaroon Pigeon

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Fancy breed of pigeon from Germany.

Source: Kingdomstv

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