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Pink Pigeon in London Baffles Bird Experts


Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, pigeons, birds )

Cher
- 762 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
Pink pigeon has been spotted in Ealing, London, leaving bird experts baffled by its extraordinary colouring.



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Ann B. (140)
Monday August 13, 2012, 6:21 pm
noted - thanks for sharing
 

Ellen G. (340)
Monday August 13, 2012, 6:43 pm
Wow. Looks like he/she was dipped in paint.
 

Ali murphy (1)
Monday August 13, 2012, 9:35 pm
pretty in pink :-)
 

D D. (102)
Monday August 13, 2012, 9:42 pm
Is that bizaare!!!!
 

paula eaton (30)
Monday August 13, 2012, 10:37 pm
Petty. Looks like somene dyed him.
 

paula eaton (30)
Monday August 13, 2012, 10:38 pm
Meant to say pretty
 

Marie W. (65)
Monday August 13, 2012, 10:43 pm
Strange.
 

Jaime A. (32)
Monday August 13, 2012, 10:46 pm
Thanks for story.
 

Maureen C. (3)
Monday August 13, 2012, 11:18 pm
Amazing! You'd suspect the pigeon had been dyed, except for the different shadings of pink with some white feathers; and you wouldn't suspect a pigeon to eat brine shrimp, which are what color flamingos pink. Hmmm...
 

Giana Peranio-Paz (383)
Tuesday August 14, 2012, 12:45 am
Beautiful, looking closely it does seem authentic. Just enjoy it even if you don't understand the reason for it...
 

Sasha M. (0)
Tuesday August 14, 2012, 12:58 am
That's interesting - thanks
 

Pogle S. (88)
Tuesday August 14, 2012, 1:42 am
Haha! Nice pink bird! Makes a change from the usual grey and dirty whites!
 

Veronique L. (213)
Tuesday August 14, 2012, 2:01 am
They wanted to celebrate the Olympics too ;-))
 

Danuta Watola (1198)
Tuesday August 14, 2012, 4:15 am
Noted. Thanks.
 

Patricia H. (468)
Tuesday August 14, 2012, 7:21 am
noted, thanks for sharing
 

Allan Yorkowitz (452)
Tuesday August 14, 2012, 8:16 am
It certainly wouldadd massive amounts of color if this becomes more than a fluke. Pigeons are so drab; hundreds of pink ones would be beautiful.
 

Kerrie G. (135)
Tuesday August 14, 2012, 8:24 am
Noted, thanks.
 

Naoko I. (262)
Tuesday August 14, 2012, 8:33 am
No, I don't think they are beautiful...I'm just horrified...even if the colour comes from what whose pigeons have been eating, still they don't look natural. Something is wrong here, and in any case, I'm afraid such standing colour would make the birds easy target to birds of prey, or unfavorable mate to other ordinary pigeons.
 

Sandi C. (235)
Tuesday August 14, 2012, 8:51 am
"Pretty in Pink" just like in the movie!
 

Naoko I. (262)
Tuesday August 14, 2012, 8:52 am
Typo "those" pigeons, not "whose" pigeons...or should have been "the" pigeon. So far, only one, right?
 

Sara W. (110)
Tuesday August 14, 2012, 9:04 am
Poor thing was probably just another science experiment. And bright colors on a pigeon would make it an easy target for a predator like a hawk.
 

Christeen Anderson (489)
Tuesday August 14, 2012, 10:19 am
Odd but still beautiful.
 

Ge M. (217)
Tuesday August 14, 2012, 11:47 am
There is a pink pigeon which is very rare and comes from Mauritius. Strangely enough it isn't really pink......

The only other pink bird that I know of other than flamingoes (only pink because of their food) is a pink Galah, gorgeous colouring.
 

Bettye Johnson (0)
Tuesday August 14, 2012, 12:25 pm
Interesting...wonder how?
 

Rich Blue (72)
Tuesday August 14, 2012, 1:26 pm
Thanks Naoko Ifor making sense...i don't think its natural either.. ://
 

Marlene Dinkins (233)
Tuesday August 14, 2012, 1:26 pm
beautiful!!!! but little bit ODD. thnx
 

Fred Krohn (34)
Tuesday August 14, 2012, 1:35 pm
Looks to me like some prankster bleached and dyed a city dive bomber. Where's the peregrine when you need him?
 

LMj Sunshine (125)
Tuesday August 14, 2012, 1:47 pm
Wow, thank you for sharing.
 

. (0)
Tuesday August 14, 2012, 2:10 pm
I have seen many pigeons in London and fed quite a few, but I have never a pink one! I hope that the unusual colour is due to some natural process and not because of some pollutant.
 

Gloria picchetti (290)
Tuesday August 14, 2012, 3:49 pm
Oh honestly. Someone died the bird with some punk junk!
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Tuesday August 14, 2012, 3:54 pm
A human is probably responsible for the color.
 

marie c. (168)
Tuesday August 14, 2012, 5:22 pm
Yeah sorry I think Gloria is right Poor old pigeon they are so persecuted in London UK
 

Kay M. (351)
Tuesday August 14, 2012, 5:32 pm
wow, flamingo pigeon.
 

Dianne D. (463)
Tuesday August 14, 2012, 6:05 pm
Interesting. Wonder what happened?
 

Rin S. (10)
Wednesday August 15, 2012, 12:19 am
Such a beautiful pigeon.
 

Carol H. (229)
Wednesday August 15, 2012, 5:00 am
interesting post!! thanks Cher noted
 

Marie Therese Hanulak (30)
Wednesday August 15, 2012, 5:50 am
Poor thing! Scientist will most likely catch it and experiment on it.
 

Darla Taylor (109)
Wednesday August 15, 2012, 9:15 am
Noted. Thanks, Cher, for the story. I hope the coloring is natural and not the result of human interference. At any rate, I think the bird is rather pretty with the different shades of pink in its feathers. Although, I do agree with the others who believe that this colring may make the bird easy prey.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday August 15, 2012, 11:45 am
This is fascinating! Thanks Cher.
 

Ruth S. (307)
Wednesday August 15, 2012, 11:55 am
Is it real or did someone do something to that poor bird!?
 

Donna B. (36)
Wednesday August 15, 2012, 1:55 pm
It is quite beautiful. Hoping it's natural but perhaps it's not. At any rate, gives them a pretty bird to look at, right?!?! Thx Cher.
 

Barbara V. (51)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 6:49 pm
She surely is PINK. Must be in her Victoria Secrets.
 

Reggie Thomas (5)
Monday August 20, 2012, 7:07 am
Bird experts baffled, come on, a pink pigeon!!! This is just like that discovery of the Blue Lobster (O_O)
 

Klaus Peters (12)
Tuesday August 21, 2012, 9:17 pm
Doesn't look real to me.
 
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