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Pigeon Collection

Pigeon photographs take by Terry Costales from 2007 until the present.
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Nicobar Pigeon (Caloenas nicobarica)
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San Diego Zoo external link, San Diego, California
(Photo posted Friday 13 May, 2011)
(Photo taken 13:14:03 Wednesday 13 October, 2010)
© 2011 Terry Costales
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This large pigeon with the remarkable feathers comes from the Nicobar Islands in the eastern Indian Ocean. external link


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Nicobar Pigeon (Caloenas nicobarica)
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Safari West, Santa Rosa, California
(Photo posted Tuesday 24 March 2009)
(Photo taken in 2009)
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If only our north american cities were populated with flocks of these beautiful Nicobar external link pigeons. I wouldn't object to them at all.


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Southern Crowned Pigeon (Goura scheepmakeri)
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Los Angeles Zoo, Los Angeles, California
(Photo posted Sunday 9 January, 2011)
(Photo taken 10:33:28 Monday 11 October, 2010)
© 2011 Terry Costales
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Wikipedia stated that "This species was first discovered new to science by Otto Finsch who found a live bird received from the dealer C. Scheepmaker in Amsterdam Zoo and named it after him." Yet, the article is for the Southern Crowned Pigeon. external link

The L.A. Zoo sign called this bird Sheepmaker's Crowned Pigeon and it was softly glowing in the dappled sunlight of the aviary.


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Southern Crowned Pigeon (Goura scheepmakeri)
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Los Angeles Zoo, Los Angeles, California
(Photo posted Sunday 23 January, 2011)
(Photo taken 10:33:48 Monday 11 October, 2010)
© 2011 Terry Costales
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Another photo of this gorgeous pigeon. internal link Wouldn't it be great if these birds were the ones flying around our cities and sitting on our statues?


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African Olive Pigeon (Columba arquatrix)
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San Diego Zoo external link, San Diego, California
(Photo posted Wednesday 27 April, 2011)
(Photo taken 15:22:40 Wednesday 13 October, 2010)
© 2011 Terry Costales
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This handsome Olive Pigeon eyed the photographer suspiciously. external link


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Wood Pigeon (Columba palumbus)
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(2007) Hyde Park, London, England
(Photo posted Thursday 28 June 2007)
(Photo taken in 2007)
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Of course England has it's fair share of "flying rats". For some reason this one in Hyde Park seemed more like an actual bird to me than just feathered verminexternal link.

I'm sure if I was there long enough they would become just as annoying as pigeons are here at home.


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Mindanao Bleeding-heart (Gallicolumba crinigera)
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Safari Park, San Diego, California internal link
(Photo posted Thursday 23 June, 2011)
(Photo taken 10:33:00 Friday 15 October, 2011)
© 2011 Terry Costales
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This pigeon never stood still for an instant so I had to get his photo on the run. external link


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