Pigeons are rarely mentioned, and many of us are unaware of the great diversity of pigeon species that exist across the world. There are over 350 species, therefore there is a huge range beyond the domestic white dove.
It can be fascinating to learn about these birds. Pigeons are highly clever birds that are monogamous and like to care for their young as a couple. They can fly at speeds of up to 56 kilometers per hour.
Pink Necked Green Pigeon (Vinago Cuellirosa)
Capuchine / Jacobin Mix
According to some experts, the city pigeon was one of the earliest birds that man domesticated. Figures, mosaics, and coins depicting these birds have been discovered in engravings dating back to 4500 BC in ancient Mesopotamia.
Tumbler with a Short Face from England
Spinifex Pigeon (Feather Pigeon, found in Australia)
African Green-Pigeon (African Vinago)
Pigeons can grasp time and space in the same manner that humans and primates, according to research published in 2017 on the Current Biology website.
Fantail of India (Fan-tailed Pigeon)
Blue Crowned Pigeon
Jacobin Pigeons (Jacobin Pigeon)
Pigeons have a keen sense of direction and can locate their nest from a distance of more than 2.1 kilometers.
English Carrier Pigeon
Oriental Frill Pigeon (Oriental Parakeet Pigeon)
Although there is no scientific explanation for it, pigeons have had this navigational talent since 3000 BC. C.
Brown Frillback Pigeon (Curly Pigeon)
Old Dutch Capuchine
Pigeons may be found all over the world, with the exception of Antarctica and the Arctic; nevertheless, the Caribbean has a lesser number of these birds, while Australia and Indonesia have a larger population.
German Modena Pigeon (German Modena Pigeon)
Lahore Pigeon (Lahore Pigeon)
We’ve seen them in parks, on rooftops, and even on our cars for years, and they’ve always appeared the same to us; now we can view them and learn a bit more about the many species of pigeons that exist across the world.