Habitat: originally “developed” in Berlin, Germany
Status: No Conservation Concerns
Here’s the second addition to the Pigeon Project: the Berlin Short-faced Tumbler, another descendant of the Rock Pigeon (Columba livia) created through years of selective breeding. Edit: THANKS goes to Niobi Williams for her incredibly accurate suggestion that this pigeon resembles one of those ungodly “shrunken heads” famously displayed at Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! It really does… eek!
So how awkwardly shaped is this pigeon’s face? It sort of reminds me of the “Most Beautiful Goat” except in weird pigeon form. Its head is just so miniature compared to the rest of its body!
Check out the first pigeon from the Pigeon Project, too: the Nun.