Having become accustomed to drinking a coffee with friends and colleagues when we are out and about we came across a cage of these attractive little fellows in the car park of a cafe that we stopped at near Frexlandia central Portugal.
Having kept pigeons as a youth seeing these birds for the first time brought back some very happy memories.
I had not seen these “Helmet” pigeons before so I looked the breed up on the internet and was amazed by the variety of pigeons from all over the world http://nicksiders.angelfire.com/the-domestic-pigeon-breeds.html
We don’t usually give the grey feral type of pigeon we see in city’s a second glance as they are usually dirty and inconspicuous.
These helmet birds on the other hand would really brighten up the place.