crested pigeon

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This Crested Pigeon is part of the Bronzewings, a group of ground-feeding pigeons with iridescent patches in wing feathers. I captured it taking a stroll on a grass verge at Mullaway Beach, a small sea-side village on the NSW north coast. The Crested Pigeon is the largest Bronzewing and ranges between 31-35cm and is easily identified by the fine, upright crest. It is common across 97% of the Australian mainland including the hot interior. Its voice is a surprised ‘wook’ and it flies with rapid flaps and long glides.

Acknowledgement: The Slater Field Guide to Australian Birds 2nd edition.


2 thoughts on “crested pigeon

    Mike Powell said:
    March 19, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    It’s amazing that even the pigeons there are so beautiful. Your bird photos continue to astound me.

      margosnotebook responded:
      March 19, 2013 at 11:31 pm

      i am a happy amateur and glad my simple shots can give pleasure.. they pale in comparison to your own wonderful photos! the main thing is to enjoy myself and develop my appreciation of nature 😀

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