Now the time is for pigeons to stand in the spotlight and shine. There are pigeons in cities and they are just the tip of the feathered iceberg. There are many of beautiful and unusual pigeon species that you haven’t even heard of.

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When you start learning more about the Pigeons, they are downright interesting. Some scientists argue that the common city pigeon (aka the rock pigeon) might have been the very first bird that humans have ever domesticated. Since at least 4500 BC, they’re featured as figurines, in mosaics, and on coins from ancient Mesopotamia.

#1 Pink-Necked Green Pigeon

#2 The Nicobar Pigeon

#3 Brown Frillback Pigeon

We may have though that pigeons might be a bit on the dumb side. According to researchers, a study published in 2017 proved that pigeons understand the concepts of space and time. they are like humans and primates.

Pigeons are kind of expert navigators. They have the ability to find their way back to their nests from 1.3k miles (nearly 2.1k kilometers) away. They can do this even if they’ve been taken from their nests and moved in complete isolation and rotated.

#4 Victoria Crowned Pigeon

#5 Bronzewing Pigeon

#6 Jacobin Pigeons

Scientists still wonder why exactly pigeons are so awesome at this. Since at least 3000 BC, humanity has known about pigeons’ navigational skill. People set caged pigeons free and then follow them to nearby land.

Even the ancient Greeks used to train pigeons to carry the results of the Olympics. We’re still finding out new things about them every year as pigeons truly are mysterious and beautiful birds.

#7 Blue Crowned Pigeon

#8 Indian Fantail

#9 African Green-Pigeon

#10 Spinifex Pigeon

#11 Grey Frillback Pigeon

#12 Pied Imperial Pigeon

#13 Lahore Pigeon

#14 Ice Pigeon

#15 Capuchine/Jacobin Mix

#16 Red White Roller Pigeon

#17 Archangel Pigeons

#18 English Trumpeter Pigeon

#19 English Barb

#20 Brunner Pouter Pigeon

#21 Lahore Pigeon

#22 Kabutar Pigeon

#23 Old Dutch Capuchine

#24 Fantail Pigeon

#25 Old Dutch Capuchine

#26 Black Helmet Pigeon

#27 German Modena Pigeon

#28 Unique Pigeon

#29 English Short-Faced Tumbler

#30 English Carrier Pigeon

#31 Oriental Frill Pigeon

#32 Voorburg Shield Cropper

#33 Tumbler Pigeon

#34 Scandaroon Pigeon

source – boredpanda.com

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