Pink Pigeon?!!

  1.    Does anyone have any idea why this pigeon is pink?
  • Not something I have ever seen before but found an article from 2015 which may answer your question

    www.audubon.org/.../why-are-some-englands-pigeons-pink

    (Pardon the Scottish Accent)

  • Take a look HERE at another post about a Magpie with pink pigmentation .......      also look at the abnormality in pigmentation called   "Erythrism"  HERE       

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    Regards, Hazel 

    "Each kindness shown to birds or men is sure to flutter back again" 

  • Hi Daniel, sadly, some people spray paint pigeons to use them at events and shows. There was recently a guy in the US who glued little sombreros and hats on some pidges. It is a cruel practice. Where did you see this bird?

    Unicum arbustum haud alit duos erithacos

    (One bush does not shelter two Robins)

    Zenodotus (3rd Century B.C.)

     

  • In reply to monkeycheese:

    Thanks for the reply! I assumed that this may have been the case, although I did not want to believe it. I was not aware of that the sombrero thing. It's sad that people find pleasure in such things... I saw this in the city centre of Bradford on a small park. Although it was sad to see, I'm glad only one pigeon was affected and there were many thriving there!