Historically, pigeons don’t get a whole lot of love. Dubbed ‘rats with wings’ and ‘urban terrors,’ these birds don’t get the credit they deserve.
But one special pigeon species is helping people see them in a new light.
Meet the pink-necked green pigeon, dubbed as the ‘hot pigeon,’ and it’s not hard to see why.
The birds vibrant plumage really stands out compared to its city-based relatives who are usually a combination of dull colors.
The colors on this pigeon are endless, you will see blue, lilac, green, pink and even yellow.
You won’t find these majestic birds in the city, instead, they are native to the forests of Southeast Asia.
Their diet is certainly more selective than their city cousins, it mainly consists of fruit, especially figs.
The species are considered an important disperser of fruit seeds and are vital for the ecosystem.
Pairs will typically lay two eggs in a flimsy nest built with twigs and will work together to incubate the eggs and then raise the chicks.
This handsome pigeon is really helping people to see pigeons for their true beauty.