Extraordinary Pigeons You Probably Didn't Know Exist (10 different pigeon species)

The world is filled with amazing, otherworldly species of birds, each with its unique colors and skills. While many may not realize it, there’s an unbelievably huge variety of extraordinary pigeon species in the world. That’s right, the world has much more to offer than those city pigeons you try to keep off your porch.

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Some scientists believe that the common city pigeons (or rock pigeons as they prefer to be called) are the first birds to be domesticated by humans. Rock pigeons featured in many of the ancient Mesopotamian's paintings, mosaics, and statues from 4500 BC, and even earlier. But that's enough talking about pigeons. Sit back and enjoy some of the finest, most colorful, and extraordinary pigeons our world has to offer: