Backyard Birds

Pigeons Species – The Complete List!

Here is a list of all Pigeon species and Breeds with links to informational pages and photos all in alphabetical order so they are easy to search through.

Please do a search on the species you are interested in and click on the corresponding pigeon webpage.

(Columbidae – Please see also Doves)
Nicobar Pigeon

Pigeon InformationIntelligence & Amazing FactsBreed Photo Gallery

Homing Pigeons – their abilities to find their way home as come in handy in many ways throughout history

Tumbler Pigeons – the aerial acrobats of the pigeon breeds

Afep Pigeon (Columba unicincta): Mangoverde

African Flying Baldheads: Arizona Pigeon Club

African Green Pigeon (Treron calva): Other names: Afrikaans: papegaaiduif – French: Colombar à front nu – German: Rotnasen-Grüntaube – Dutch: Afrikaanse papegaaiduif. Description: This is shy bird that is usually found in small flocks hiding in dense foliage. It is quiet and unobtrusive and almost entirely arboreal, rarely coming to the ground. It feeds on fruit and can be locally common around fruiting fig trees (its gizzard is adapted for grinding fig seeds). Physical characteristics: When seen clambering around in a tree, the immediate impression is of a green, parrot-like bird. At closer range, this species is unmistakable with its green-and-yellow plumage and chestnut vent. When feeding, it climbs about in fruiting trees, sometimes hangs upside down on branches to obtain fruit. Habitat: The African Green Pigeon inhabits the African forest, bushveld and savanna. Always associated with fruiting trees, especially figs … Destination Kruger Park (great info & photos)

African Owls

African Show Racers: American Show Racers

American Bohemian Pouters

American Dragoon

American Flying Baldheads: Show Standards

American Flying Tumblers:American Flying Tumbler Club

American Giant Homers

American Giant Rumblers

American Helmets: American Helmet Association … Helmet Forum

American Komorner Tumblers: American Komorner Tumbler Club website … American Komorner Tumbler Club:  Jim Muesing, Sec/Treasurer, 51 Mt. Vernon Cr., Asheville, NC  28804. (828) 255-8547 … Indian Nations Pearl Eyed Komorner Tumbler Club:  Bobby Lee Taber, Sec., 2121 Harmony Star Rd., Claremore, OK  74017 … Central Komorner Tumbler Club:  Richard E. Walkush, Sec., N2136 Cleghoen Rd., Waupaca, WI  54981.  (715) 258-7957

American Lahore:

American Maltese

American Roller: Arizona Pigeon Club

American Show Homers

American Show Racers: Arizona Pigeon Club

American Stasser: Arizona Pigeon Club

Anbary Asmar

Ancient Tumbler: Arizona Pigeon Club


Antwerp Smerle

Arad Barred Highflyer

Archangel (please also see Gimpel) / Russian Trjasun

Ashy Wood-Pigeon (Columba pulchricollis)

Australian Saddleback Tumblers

Baker’s or Vanuatu Imperial Pigeon (Ducula bakeri)

Baku Tumbler

Band-tailed Pigeon (Columba fasciata)

Banat Chicken Pigeon

Barbs: North American Wattled Breeds Club

Bearded White Silky Bantams


Birmingham Rollers

Blue-crowned Pigeons:

Blue-headed Pigeons:Audubon

Blue Pigeons

Bokhara Crack Tumbler

Bokhara Trumpeter: One of the most popular breeds of trumpeter in the U.S., the Bokhara Trumpeter is most noticeably characterized by its lengthy full muffs (feathers on the feet) and double crest which completely obscures the bird’s eyes and gives it a look reminiscent of the English sheepdog. The trumpeting breeds of pigeon are so named because of their unique vocalizations which sound vaguely like low laughter

Bokhara Trumpeter (Bokharski Barabanshik)

Bolle’s Pigeon (Columba bollii)

Bonin Wood-pigeon (Columba versicolor) was endemic to Nakodo-jima (“Nakondo” is a frequent spelling error) and Chichi-jima in the Ogasawara Islands off the coast of Japan. It averaged a total length of 45 cm and was known from four recorded specimens, the first from 1827. The Bonin Wood-pigeon died out late in the 19th century as a result of deforestation, hunting and predation by introduced rats and cats. The last known specimen was taken in 1889.

Breslauer Tumblers

Bruce’s Green-Pigeon (Treron waalia): Mangoverde

Brunner Pouters

Bucharest Ciung

Buda Grizzle Budapest Short Face Tumbler

Budapest Kiebitz Tumbler

Budapest Muffed Stork

Budapest Short Faced Tumbler

California Color Pigeons



Carrier Pigeons / Carriers

Clean Leg Fullhead Swallow

Chestnut-quilled Rock-Pigeon (Petrophassa rufipennis)

Chilean Pigeon (Patagioenas araucana)

Chinese Nasal Tuft

Chinese Owl

Christmas Island Imperial-Pigeon (Ducula whartoni)

Choiseul Crested Pigeon (Microgoura meeki)

Common Bronze-winged Pigeon

Colillano Pouters

Collared Imperial-Pigeon (Ducula mullerii)

Common Bronzewing (Phaps chalcoptera)

Craiova Chestnut Tumbler


Crested Pigeons (Ocyphaps lophotes)

Crested Soultz

Cropper Pigeons

CrownedWhite-crowned Pigeons

Czech Ice Pouters


Danish Tumblers

Danzig Highflier

De 466

De Dax

Der Kleine Dromer

De Marseille

De SuperPau

De Perpignan


Domestic Show Flight

Dodo (Extinct) (Raphus cucullatus)



Dresden Trumpeter

Dutch Cropper

Dutch Pouters

Egyptian Swifts

Elbinger Baldhead: Arizona Pigeon Club

Elegant Imperial-Pigeon (Ducula concinna): Mangoverde

Elster Pouters: Arizona Pigeon Club

English-American Modenas

English Carriers: Arizona Pigeon Club

English Long Faced Clean Legged Tumblers

English Long Faced Muffed Tumblers

English Magpie Pigeons

English Nuns

English Pouters … SMS Lofts

English Show Homer (American Version)

English Trumpeters

European Komorner Tumblers

Exhibition Carneaux: Standard

Exhibition Homers

Exhibition Oriental Rollers

Fantails: The fantail is a popular breed of fancy pigeon characterised by a tail composed of 30 to 40 feathers, abnormally more than most members of the pigeon family, which usually have 12 to 14 feathers. It is thought to have originated in India, China or Spain, and can be found in New Zealand, among other places

Field Color Pigeons:


Flying Birmingham Rollers

Flying Cumulets

Flying Flights

Flying Oriental Rollers

Flying Performing Rollers

Flying Saddle Homers

Flying Tipplers

Franconian Trumpeter

French Bagdad

French Mondain


Gaditano Pouters

Galati Tumbler: Comes in a variety of colors and is well known for its fast and consecutive rolls. It has a small and delicate peak with a round head and clear white eyes.There is also one variety of the breed used for flying performance, with no rolling ability. It is easy to keep; however, is sensitive to low temperatures.

Galician Highfliers

Genuine Homers

German Beak Crested Trumpeters

German Beauty Homers

German-colored Tail Owls

German Double Crested Trumpeters

German Elster Pouter

German Nuns

German Owls

German Strassers

Ghent Pouters

Giant American Crests

Giant Runts

Gimpel (also see Archangel)

Gorguero Pouters

Grey Imperial (Ducula pickeringii) and Green Imperial Pigeon (Ducala aenea)

Grey-fronted Green Pigeon or Pompadour Green Pigeon (Treron pompadora)

Grey Wood-pigeon also known as Silvery Wood-pigeon(Columba argentina)

Grivuni Highflyer

Hamburger Tumblers

Hana Pouters


Hill Pigeon (Columba rupestris)

Holle Croppers


Homing Pigeons aka Rock Dove (Columba livia)

Horseman Pouters

Hungarian Giant House Pigeons

Hungarian Short Beakers

Hyacinth Pigeons

Ice Pigeon

Indian Fantails

Indian Fantasy


Indian Mondaines

Iranian Highflying Tumblers (aka Persian or Tehran Highfliers)

Island Imperial (Ducula pistrinaria)


Jassy Tumblers

Kazaner Tumblers

Kazan Trjasun

Kererū or New Zealand Pigeon (Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae novaeseelandiae)

Kiev Tumblers

King Pigeons

Komorner Tumblers

Konigsberg Moorheads


Large Green (Treron capellei)

Laurel Pigeon (Columba junoniae): Endemic to the Canary Islands. A rare resident breeder in the mountain laurel forest zone, it builds a stick nest in a tree. There it lays one white egg. At 40-43 cm, it looks like a very dark Wood Pigeon. It is a basically dark brown bird, with a dark pink breast. The lack of any white markings, together with its darker markings, distinguish it from the other species. Brown, rather than dark grey plumage, and the lack of dark bands on the grey tail distinguish it from the other pigeon endemic to the Canary Islands, Bolle’s Pigeon. Its flight is quick and performed by regular beats. An occasional sharp flick of the wings is characteristic of pigeons in general. Often, the bird takes off with a loud clattering. The call is a hoarse hiccuped cooing.

Laudino Sevillano Pouters


Lille Pouters

Little Green-Pigeon (Treron olax)

Lugansk Trjasun

Madagascar Blue (Alectroenas madagascariensis)

Magpie Pigeons


Marchenero Pouters

Marquesan Imperial (Ducula galeata)

Maroon-bellied Crowned (Goura scheepmakeri)

Mauritius Pink

Mauritius Blue aka Pigeon Hollandais (Alectroenas nitidissima) (Extinct)

Metallic Pigeons



Mountain Imperial (Ducula badia)

Moscow Turmani


Muffed Baku

New York Danish Flying Tumblers: Arizona Pigeon Club

New York Flying Baldy

New York Medium Faced Tipplers

New Zealand Pigeon (Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae)

Nicobar Pigeon (Caloenas nicobarica)

Nikolajevski Shield (Nikolajevski Boczaty)

Nilgiri Woodpigeon (Columba elphinstonii)

North Caucasian Statnije

Norwegian Tumblers

Norwich Croppers: Arizona Pigeon Club … Mike Hughes (Great Info: Standard, Info, Videos & Photos)

Novi Sad Shortfaced Tumblers

Nukuhiva Pigeon (Ducula galeata)

Nuns: Arizona Pigeon Club

Nurnberg Swallows: Arizona Pigeon Club

Old Dutch Capuchines

Old Dutch Tumblers

Old Dutch Turbits

Old English Tumblers

Old German Croppers

Old German Owls

Old Dutch Capuchines

Olive Pigeon

Orange-breasted Green Pigeon (Treron bicincta)

Oriental Frills

Oriental Roller Pigeons

Oriental Show Rollers

Crested Pigeon (Ocyphaps lophotes) - Male

Pale-backed Pigeon (Columba eversmanni): Breeds in southern Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgystan, Afghanistan, north-east Iran and extreme north-west China. It winters in Pakistan and north-west India.

Pale-vented Pigeon (Columba cayennensis)

Parlour Rollers / Parlour Tumblers

Partridge Pigeon (Geophaps smithii)

Passenger Pigeon (Ectopistes migratorius)

Peking Spot Highflier

Persian Highfliers (Please refer to Iranian Highflying Tumblers)

Perm Grivuni Highflier

Pheasant Pigeon (Otidiphaps nobilis)

Picazuro Pigeon (Patagioenas picazuro)

Pied Imperial Pigeon (Ducala bicolor)

Pigmy Pouters

Pink-necked Green Pigeon (Treron vernans)

Pink Pigeon (Nesoenas mayeri)

Plumbeous Pigeon (Patagioenas plumbea)

Pinon Imperial (Ducala pinon)

Polish Lynxs

Purple-crowned Pigeons

Polish Orlik Skycutters (Orlik Polski or Orlik Lubelski & Orlik Wilenski)

Pomeranian Pouters

Pompadour Green Pigeon (Treron pompadora))


Prachen Kaniks

Prager Short Face Tumblers


Racing Homers

Rafeno Pouters

Rameron Pigeon (Columba arquatrix)

Red-billed Pigeon (Patagioenas flavirostris or Columba flavirostris)

Reinaugen Tumblers: Arizona Pigeon Club

Réunion Pink Pigeons (Streptopelia duboisi)

Reverswing Color Pigeons

Reverswing Pouters: Arizona Pigeon Club

Riga Tumblers

Ring-tailed Pigeon (Patagioenas caribaea)

Rodrigues Grey Pigeons (Extinct)

Rodrigues Solitaire (Pezophaps solitaria)


Rock Pigeons (Columba livia)

Romanian Magpied Beard Tumbler

Romanian Naked Neck Tumblers

Romanian WhiteTailed Highfliers

Rosecomb Bantams

Rostov Statnije Tumblers

Royal Snow Tumblers

Ruddy Pigeon (Patagioenas subvinacea or Columba subvinacea)

Ryukyu Wood-pigeon (Columba jouyi)

Rzhev Startail Tumblers / Turmani

Russian Tumbler Pigeons / Russian Crack Tumblers

Russian Tumblers (Volga Type)

Russian Trumpeter (Russki Barabanshik)


Sao Tome Olive Pigeon (Columba thomensis)

Saxon Breast Pigeons

Saxon Fairy Swallows

Saxon Monks

Saxon Pouters

Saxon Priests

Saxon Shields

Saxon Spots

Saxon Storks

Saxon White Tails

Scaled Pigeon (Columba speciosa)

Scaly-naped Pigeon (Patagioenas squamosa)


Schmalkaldener Mohrenkopf

Schoneberger Streifge Tumblers


Serbian Highfliers

Seychelles Blue (Alectroenas pulcherrima)


Short-billed (Patagioenas nigrirostris or Columba nigrirostris)

Shortface Pigeons

Show Cumulets

Show Homers

Show Kings

Show Racing Homers

Show Tipplers

Silesian Pouters

Silky Fowl / Silky Bantams

Silver-banded or Silver-crescented Pigeons (PigeonColumba jouyi) aka Ryukyu Wood-pigeons

Silvery or Silvery or Grey Wood-pigeon (Columba argentina)

Southern Crowned (Goura scheepmakeri)

Speckled (Columba guinea)

Spanish Pouters / Spanish Croppers

Spinifex (Geophaps plumifera)

Spot-winged (Patagioenas maculosa)

Sri Lanka Woodpigeon (Columba torringtoni): Endemic resident breeding bird in the mountains of Sri Lanka. This species nests in damp evergeen woodlands in the central highlands, building a stick nest in a tree and laying a single white egg. Its flight is quick, with the regular beats and an occasional sharp flick of the wings which are characteristic of pigeons in general. Most of its food is vegetable. Normally silent it utters an owl-like hoo call in the breeding season. It is 36cm in length. Its upperparts and tail are dark grey, and the head and underparts are lilac, becoming paler on the belly. There is a black-and-white chessboard pattern on the nape. It can be quite easily seen in the woods of the Horton Plains National Park.

Srebrinak Perlovys

Starlsund Highfliers

Starwitzer Pouters

Startail Tumblers

Stavak or Swint Pouters

Steiger Pouters

Steinheim Bagdads

Stellar Pouters

Stettiner Tumblers

Stock (Columba oenas)


Sumba Green (Treron teysmannii)

Sverdlovsk Blue-gray Mottle-headed


Swiss Crescents

Swiss Mondaines

Syrian Coop Tumblers

Syrian Fantails

Syrian Owls

Syrian Swifts

Syrian Turbiteens

Szegediner Tumblers

Sziranj Trjasuns

Rock Pigeon in flight

Taganrog Tumblers


Texan Pioneers

Thick-billed Green Pigeon (Treron curvirostra)

Thailand Laughers

Thuringer Pouters

Thuringer Swallows

Thuringer Wing Pigeons

Timisoara Tumbler


Topknot Pigeon (Lopholaimus antarcticus)

Torresian Imperial-Pigeon (Ducula spilorrhoa)

Torres Strait Imperial Pigeon

Triangular Spot Pigeon

Trocaz Pigeon (Columba trocaz): Endemic to Madeira. It is a scarce resident breeder in caves and on mountains in the laurel forest zone, where 10,000 birds remain. At 42-45 cm, it looks like a large Wood Pigeon. It is a basically grey bird, with a pinkish breast. It lacks any white markings, which together with a silvery neck patch distinguishes it from the other species of Columba. Breeds in caves, laying one white egg in a nest on a ledge. Its flight is quick, performed by regular beats, with an occasional sharp flick of the wings, characteristic of pigeons in general. It takes off with a loud clattering. The call is a characteristic cooing doo-doh, like Wood Pigeon.






Ukrainian Skycutters

Ural Striped Maned Pigeons

Uzbekistan Tumbler (Uzbekistanski Boinije)

Valecian Figurita: Arizona Pigeon Club

Vanuatu or Baker’s Imperial Pigeon (Ducula bakeri)

Victoria Crowned Pigeon (Goura victoria)


Vienna Gansels

Vienna Medium Faced Tumblers

Vienna White Shield Tumblers

Vogtlander Trumpeters

Voorburg Shield Croppers

Vorwerk Bantams

Western Crowned Pigeons (Goura cristata)

West of England Tumblers

White-bellied Imperial-Pigeon (Ducula forsteni)

White-crowned Pigeons (Columba now Patagioenas leucocephala)

White-headed Pigeons (Columba leucomela)

White-throated Pigeons (Columba vitiensis)

Wood Pigeons (Columba palumbus)

Wonga Pigeon (Leucosarcia melanoleuca)


Wutas (Vouta) Divers

Yekaterinagrad Tumbler

Yellow-footed or Yellow-legged Green Pigeon (Treron phoenicoptera)


Zoe Imperial (Ducula zoeae)

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Gordon is an ecologist with two degrees from Exeter University. He's also a teacher, a poet and the owner of 1,152 books. Oh - and he wrote this website.

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