Wednesday, 12 January 2011

White-headed Pigeon

White-headed Pigeon have been calling around our place for the last couple of days. After I came home yesterday three flew onto the wires and stayed long enough for me to take some photos. It was not the best light for photos as we have been having a lot of rain around.

White-headed Pigeon (Columba leucomela)


14 comments:

EmptyNester said...

What a lovely bird!

Gary said...

Still you got some good close-ups. Boom & Gary of The Vermilon River, Canada.

Springman said...

Not such a bad light really. The softness lends a little magic to the mood. Cooloola Is the best name ever! ;-)WBW

mick said...

That's another one I haven't seen! Sometime!!

theconstantwalker said...

What a lovely bird. Beautiful images.

Kelly said...

...a beautiful bird! I've never seen one before. I love the second shot. I'm always a sucker for head-on shots.

gwendolen said...

Lovely shots Neil. I hope you guys got some sun.

NatureFootstep said...

Thats a beautiful Pigeon. I think the shots are great. It is rare to get those "perfect" ones. :)

Neil said...

Thanks everyone for your comments.

Mike B. said...

Wow- interesting bird. Is it common like the Rock Dove?

Neil said...

The Rock Dove is an introduced species found and often common in urban situations.

The White-headed Pigeon is a reasonably common native species,often flocking to feed on the fruits of the introduced Camphor Laurel in urban areas and along waterways in bush-land.

Larry said...

A rather striking bird Neil. Those bright pink feet and the big yellow eyes. Cool shots!

Neil said...

Thanks Larry

JM said...

I think I've never seen this species before. It's a lovely pigeon.