- "There pigeons inhabit vast regions all throughout Hyrule, so they can often be found in forests, grasslands, and even villages. They don't have a very strong sense of awareness, so even less-skilled hunters can nab them pretty easily."
- — Hyrule Compendium
Pigeons are a race of animals from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. There are four different subspecies: Wood, Rainbow, Hotfeather and White. Like most wild animals in the game they can be hunted by Link for food in the form of the meat they leave behind, the quality of which is determined by their subspecies.
Wood Pigeons are the most common and least intelligent type of pigeon, being found throughout the grasslands, forests, or even villages of Hyrule. They are most commonly found in the Great Hyrule Forest and Hyrule Ridge regions. These birds are grey in colour, with a light grey underbelly and purple head and neck. Though they lack a strong sense of awareness they are smart enough to flee from danger. Their meat is of the lowest quality as they drop Raw Bird Drumsticks when killed.
Rainbow Pigeons are found mainly throughout the Hyrule Ridge and Great Hyrule Forest regions. They are famous for their colorful plumage, which is a vibrant purple with a yellow, red and orange underbelly. Their meat is of a higher quality, as a result they drop Raw Bird Thighs when killed. Large flocks of them fly over Seres Scablands where they nest in the large stone-like trees.
Hotfeather Pigeons live in the Eldin province in the Eldin Canyon and Eldin Mountains, near Death Mountain. They are mainly red in appearance with orange spots on their chest and grey wings and head, this plumage is fireproof and, according to the Hyrule Compendium, used by Hyruleans as a valuable clothing material. Their meat is of the same quality as a Rainbow Pigeon thus they drop Raw Bird Thighs when killed.
White Pigeons are, as their name suggests, almost entirely white. They inhabit snowy regions such as Hebra Mountains, Tabantha Tundra, Gerudo Highlands, and Mount Lanayru region, where their white plumage and extra layer of fat helps them survive in the snow. Their meat is of the highest quality, thus they drop either Raw Bird Thighs or rare Raw Whole Bird when killed.