A MYSTERY pink pigeon has been spied in Breightmet.
The bird, which has pink and white plumage, but still has a normal grey head, was spied on a rooftop in Breightmet earlier this morning.
There is a breed of bird called a pink pigeon — called nesoenas mayeri which are native to Mauritius — but these are very rare and normally such a paler shade of pink they are almost white.
David Taylor managed to photograph the unusual bird in Tetbury Drive at about 8am on June 20 and said: "I was having breakfast this morning and saw this red and white pigeon on top of a neighbour's roof.
"When I went out it was gone but then 15 minutes later I spotted it on a neighbour's roof.
"I don't know why it's that colour, I thought someone had painted it.
Jackie Fish, who also from Tetbury Drive, thought someone had spray painted the bird in the colours of the St George flag.