10 Unique Pigeons You Didn’t Know Existed

Published on August 4, 2021

Nature is full of astonishing unique birds, each with its own special characteristics and its own array of colors. What most people don’t know, is that there is an unknown variety of unique pigeon species in the world. Most of us know the common city pigeons (rock pigeons), these are the grey and navy pigeons you see many in every city. These common city pigeons are the first birds to ever be domesticated by humans, they can be seen in ancient Mesopotamian paintings, mosaics, and statues from 4500 BC, and even earlier. So without tiring you with more information, please enjoy some of the best, most colorful, and unique pigeons that nature can offer:

1 – The Nicobar Pigeon

The Nicobar Pigeon, found in the Islands of Nicobar, these amazing pigeons were once found in abundance in the wild but their numbers are decreasing.

This species is classified as Near Threatened in the IUCN Red List. These birds are captured for food, pet trade,s and their gizzard stones which are used to make delightful jewelry.

2 – Victoria Crowned Pigeon

3 – Jacobin Pigeon

4 – Brown Frillback Pigeon

5 – Swedish Owl Pigeon

6 – Spinifex Pigeon

7 – Brunner Pouter Pidgeon

8 – Lahore Pigeon

9 – Polish Wattle Pigeons

10 – Scandaroon Pigeon

𝚁𝚎𝚜𝚌𝚞𝚎𝚍 𝙾𝚠𝚕 𝙷𝚞𝚐𝚜 𝚃𝚑𝚎 𝙼𝚊𝚗 𝚆𝚑𝚘 𝙷𝚎𝚕𝚙𝚎𝚍 𝚃𝚘 𝚂𝚊𝚟𝚎 𝙷𝚎𝚛 𝙻𝚒𝚏𝚎

We all know how grateful we are for the ones who stood by us in our bad days. We were able to pass that bad phase because of the help given by them.

However, it is not only humans who know how to be thankful. Animals also know to be grateful and we thought of sharing a story about an owl who decided to say ‘thank you’ to the human who saved her life by hugging him all the time.

Gigi was in a bad condition when she was bought to the Wild at Heart Rescue in Mississippi. She was hit by a car and making things worse was undergoing head trauma. It gave her a concussion and without her knowledge was covered by parasites when he was found.

Moreover, she was also facing a condition called aspergillosis, which is similar to pneumonia in humans. So, everyone was pretty amazed to see that she still managed to live despite this critical condition and the rescue’s founder Missy Dubuisson had a lot to say about her.

“The fact that this bird has lived is beyond comprehension. This bird was one of the most critical we have ever taken care of”.

However, the bird made it and she was so thankful for her rescuer Doug for saving his life.

“In all my years of working with birds of prey, I have never seen someone with such a bond with these magnificent birds,”

Dubuisson explained. “It brings tears to my eyes to watch him interact with these birds,” Dubuisson added. “They know him and trust him. It’s the trust that you see in her face.”

We are truly thankful for Dough for saving this innocent bird’s life and you can see the video below to see how Gigi interacts with his rescuer.

It is truly heart-touching to see how the bird reacts when she sees the man who saved her life and this shows how loving and adorable these birds are.

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