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Photographer snaps some of the world’s most unique and vibrant pigeons

This portrait photographer has made it her mission to change people’s perception of pigeons. (Photo: Leila Jeffreys/Caters News)

Forget winged rats — photographer snaps some of the world's most unique and vibrant pigeons

This photographer has made it her mission to change people’s perception of pigeons — focusing on some of the most beautiful of the more than 300 species found globally.

Rather than focus on the gray, nondescript birds people usually associate with the term “pigeon,” Leila Jeffreys has instead decided to snap the more vibrant varieties.

Whether it be the wompoo pigeon, with its deep purple breast and green wings, or the rose-crowned fruit dove, with its pink head, Jeffreys, 46, gives the birds the same attention she would give a human model. (Caters News)

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