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Is This a Pigeon Meme Generator

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Mar 27, 2024• Proven solutions

Have you ever been so confused that you thought that a butterfly is a pigeon? Apparently, the main protagonist of The Brave Fighter of Sun Fighbird from the Japanese anime TV series has. In an episode that was released in January 1991, Yutaro Katori seriously asked 'is this a pigeon?' while looking at a butterfly. At first, everyone thought that it was just a poor translation, but it turned out that the translation was correct, which turned this still frame into a meme as early as 2011.

After a while, the Is This a Pigeon meme came out of fashion, but at the beginning of 2018, it went viral again. Today the meme is used to express all sorts of confusing opinions, that range from popular culture references to philosophical questions. If you're utterly confused in certain situations or if you simply like making Is This a Pigeon meme, you're at the right place because in this article we're going to show you how you can generate these memes in a couple of simple steps.

How to Make Is This a Pigeon Meme?

There are hundreds of meme makers online, but some of them watermark your memes, require you to create an account or want to charge you for the service. That's why we recommend using Filmora Online Meme Maker that is free to use, produces watermark-free memes, and it doesn't require you to sign in. Here's how you can make a meme with this online meme maker:

1. Importing Images

You can copy the picture's URL by clicking 'Copy the image' link below the image and import the template into the Filmora Online Meme Maker directly from the web.

If you choose to upload a photo from your computer or a Smartphone, you can just drag and drop the file from a folder to the webpage or you can click on the + icon and navigate to the folder on your hard drive where the template is stored. Fimora Online Meme Maker also lets you use GIFs and videos to generate memes.

2. Adding the Text to the Meme

Immediately after the image is uploaded, a new page will load, where you can add the text to the meme you're creating. The text in the Is this a pigeon meme is usually inside the picture so you can just select the Text Inside option and proceed to insert the text into the text boxes below.

You can add as many text boxes as you want, and you can drag the text displayed across the picture and place it where ever you want. When creating the Is this a Pigeon meme, the text that refers to the source of the confusion should be next to the butterfly, while the question is most often located near the bottom of the picture. Optionally, you can reveal who is asking the question by adding me, my mom or Darth Vader next to the character in the picture.

In the Text Options menu, you can adjust the size of the text in each text box individually, change its color or choose between standard text alignment options. Hit the Create button when you're done and wait for a new page to load.

3. Downloading Memes

Click on the download button to add a new meme to your collection. Sharing files directly to social media from Filmora Online Meme Maker is not an option if you're making memes from a Mac or PC computer.


Being confused can be hilarious, which is one of the reasons why Is this a Pigeon meme has been so popular over the course of the last year. Generating a meme is easy, so you can focus on finding an appropriate joke for this type of meme. Do you often make Is this a Pigeon memes? Leave a comment and share your favorites with us.

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Ollie Mattison
Ollie Mattison is a writer and a lover of all things video.
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