What are the similarities and differences between an American Fantail Pigeon and an Indian Fantail Pigeon?

The American Fantail (Columba livia) and the Indian Fantail (Columba livia) are both ornamental (or fancy) pigeons.

The American Fantail and the Indian Fantail both have fan-shaped tails with 30-40 feathers, compared to other pigeons that have 12-14 feathered tails.

The American Fantail and the Indian Fantail both have a pink beak and pink legs.

Fantail Pigeon

Fantail Pigeon

The American Fantail and the Indian Fantail both have black eyes. The American Fantail has a pink eye-ring and the Indian Fantail has a white eye-ring.

The American Fantail is light brown and the Indian Fantail is white.

The American Fantail originated from America, and the Indian Fantail originated from India.

American Fantail

American Fantail

American Fantail

American Fantail

American Fantail

American Fantail

Indian Fantail

Indian Fantail

Indian Fantail

Indian Fantail

 

 

Photographer: Martina Nicolls

Martina Nicolls: SIMILAR BUT DIFFERENT IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM

 

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