Cameron Highlands Tea Plantation, Malaysia

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Camera Critters - Blue crowned Pigeon

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The Blue Crowned Pigeon is the world's largest species of pigeon, and this species eats mainly fruits, seeds, grains, and small insects and is now an endangered species because of the wide popularity of its meat and plumes.


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It's hard to believe that this fella belongs to the pigeon family. It's certainly different and unique, unlike most other pigeons I've encountered.


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Look at the blue lacy crests over its head. Is it having a good or bad hair day?


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I was pleasantly surprised that it allowed me to get as close as I did. It puts on a spectacular show bobbing its head constantly and making the most unusual noises. A co-operative and friendly model.

Captured at Singapore Zoo.

Camera Critters

32 comments:

  1. fabulous looking birds! quite the 'Vegas show girl' look to them!

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  2. I have never seen one of these before. So striking!!

    My Saturday Link: BALD EAGLE I do hope you can find time to pay me a visit and say hello.

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  3. Beautiful photos of a very interesting and pretty bird.

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  4. Wow, they are beautiful ! whished our pigeons had that look !

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  5. Nice crest, you know what I mean? Great photos.

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  6. I think this is one of the most beautiful birds I have ever seen! Just Gorgeous!

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  7. Wow --- amazing photos! Never heard of this bird ... and it's gorgeous!!

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  8. Gorgeous bird! I like the piercing red eyes.

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  9. Bonza photos. A very colourful and exotic Pigeon :-).

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  10. WOW, I love those eyes, what a cool looking bird. Great photos, thanks for sharing.

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  11. Such a beautiful creature, and it's so sad that it is endangered.
    K

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  12. I have never seen a pigeon look so beautiful! Great captures.

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  13. I've never seen a bird anything like this. You got some marvelous photos -- the details of his crest are amazing.

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  14. No wonder it looks so familiar, it's from our zoo! I love to spend hours photographing animals in the zoo.

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  15. What a hair-style! I've never seen such a pigeon. The 3rd photo is great!

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  16. Unique looking bird. This is the first time I have seen this type of pigeon. Fabulous pictures!

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  17. I have never seen one before. Quite a contrast between its blue body and red eyes. The lacy crests looks like she has a fancy hat on.

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  18. That is a very very beautiful bird, unusual color too! I haven't seen it even in the zoo anywhere! Where is this please?

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  19. I like this blue crowned pigeon! Nice! Maybe because my favorite color is blue : D

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  20. Is fantastic bird, my dear friend!!!!
    Blue dove with plume, the first time I see and excite!!
    Congratulations on the photographs are amazing!!!!!
    many kisses

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  21. There are fantastic photos! Nicely captured!!!! That second to last photo is especially impressive.

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