53 of the World’s Most Beautiful Breeds of Pigeons

Why is the noble pigeon considered to be such an ordinary bird? Anyone who thinks pigeons are ordinary just hasn’t lived. Although we all see pigeons in cities, these are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the beautiful pigeon species that there are in the world. To show you just what we mean, we’ve compiled these photos of the different breeds of pigeons around the world.

The birds you see here are the rarest and fashionable (yes, fashionable) pigeons you’ll see anywhere. Pigeons are fascinating birds and have been featured in art and on coins since 4500 B.C. in ancient Mesopotamia. Enjoy.

1. Pink-Necked Green Pigeon

2. This Beautiful Guy

3. Another Raving Beauty

4. Like the Dove of Peace

5. Brown Frillback Pigeon

Brown Frillback Pigeon

6. Nicobar Islands Pigeon

Nicobar Islands Pigeon

7. Victoria Crowned Pigeon

Victoria Crowned Pigeon
The Virginia Zoo

8. Female Common Bronzewing Pigeon

9. Jacobin Pigeons

Jacobin Pigeons

10. These Beautiful Rainbows

11. A Gorgeous Bird from Thailand

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12. Indian Fantail

13. African Green-Pigeon

African Green-Pigeon

14. Spinifex Pigeon

Spinifex Pigeon

15. Grey Frillback Pigeon

Grey Frillback Pigeon

16. Pied Imperial Pigeon

Pied Imperial Pigeon

17. Capuchine/Jacobin Mix

My angry ball of feathers, Mary! from pigeon

18. Ice Pigeon

Ice Pigeon

19. Lahore Pigeon

A floating potato from pigeon

20. Red White Roller Pigeon

21. Archangel Pigeons

22. English Trumpeter Pigeon

English Trumpeter Pigeon

23. Brunner Pouter Pigeon

Brunner Pouter Pigeon

24. English Barb

25. Lahore Pigeon

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26. Fantail Pigeon

There’s a giant melted marshmallow stuck on my sofa. from pigeon

27. Kabutar Pigeon

28. Old Dutch Capuchine

29. Unique Pigeon

30. Black Helmet Pigeon

Black Helmet Pigeon
Graham Manning

31. Old Dutch Capuchine

32. German Modena Pigeon

German Modena Pigeon
Jim Gifford

33. English Short-Faced Tumbler

English Short-Faced Tumbler
Graham Manning

34. Oriental Frill Pigeon

Oriental Frill Pigeon
Jim Gifford

35. Voorburg Shield Cropper


36. English Carrier Pigeon

English Carrier Pigeon
Jim Gifford

37. Tumbler Pigeon

38. Scandaroon Pigeon

Scandaroon Pigeon
Jim Gifford

39. These Exquisite Birds

40.+ And All of These

Is there anything more beautiful than the noble pigeon?