Pink pigeon believed to be one of world's rarest birds causes a flap after being spotted in Pendle
Kelly Lunney couldn't believe her eyes when she saw a pink pigeon fluttering around Netherfield Gardens. For if it is what is known as a Nesoenas Mayeri, a species of pigeon endemic to Mauritis, there are just 500 left in the world.
Kelly was able to take a few photos and video footage of the eye catching bird as it keeps returning to the same place.
She said: "I definitely think it is one of the rare ones as it has white markings under its wings and its feet are a different colour than average pigeons.
"It's really pretty and almost neon pink on the top of its body but a darker shade underneath."
Last year a man in Staffordshire claimed to have seen a pink pigeon but bird experts said it was a grey pigeon that had been dyed pink.