Those colrs are amazing. With an estimated global population of fewer than 150 and surviving on just five small atolls in the South Pacific, the Polynesian ground-dove ( Alopecoenas erythropterus) is recognised as one of the world's rarest birds. Besides the minority of eccentric bird-people in Washington Square Park (and some impressed/concerned onlookers), most New Yorkers would say the same thing: "I hate pigeons." Whether it is their erratic flapping when they fly, their dirtiness, or the way ... Spot-winged Pigeons (Columba maculosa) are found below 1000m in central South America. Photo: Carmelo López. I love that somebody gave it a little home. Queen, David Bowie, and pigeons. This is wonderful : ) A Sclater's Crowned pigeon to be exact. Here's the article about the birder who rescued this pidge. I want this!