There are more than 300 species of pigeons and doves, and many are among the most beautiful and colorful birds in the world. All of them are in the family Columbidae and share a range of characteristics, including a round body shape, delicate bill and principally granivorous or frugivorous diets. Doves and pigeons can be found in a wide range of habitats, and their spectacular colors, intricate markings and unique features help them blend in to outstanding settings. Scroll through the photos below to learn more about the world's most beautiful pigeons and doves, including where you can visit to add these beauties to your life list.
|Nicobar Pigeon||Pink-Headed Fruit-Dove||Superb Fruit-Dove||Rose-Crowned Fruit-Dove|
|Common Bronzewing||Spinifex Pigeon||Crested Pigeon||Victoria Crowned-Pigeon|
|Orange Dove||Orange-Breasted Green-Pigeon||Luzon Bleeding-Heart||Mindanao Bleeding-Heart|