18 March 2012

Crested Pigeon

Location: Mackenzie Reserve, Budgewoi Lake, N.S.W.

When I read up my bird book, it reminds me "Voice: explosive 'whoop'" and that's just what they sound like; I doubt I could've thought to describe it like that.










Further reading on this species here at Birds in Backyards


14 comments:

Nadege, said...

Nicely captured.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

What smart birds! We have nothing like them here and I'm jealous!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

A pigeon with style. What a neat looking bird.

TexWisGirl said...

really beautiful! i'm always amazed at the folks who can find words to describe the birds vocalizations. i couldn't do it!

Andrew said...

A wonderful pigeon I was so unaware of Carole..thanks for sharing your lovely images.

Karin M. said...

The couple looks very interesting and funny...
Thank you for the beautiful photos...
Greeting Karin

heyBJK said...

What a great looking pigeon! I love the tuft on their head!

Horst in Edmonton said...

Beautiful Pigeon.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

They are much prettier than the pigeons we have here. I like the tuft on the head.

Nancy Claeys said...

What an amazing and unique-looking bird. Prehistoric in its appearance. Fabulous captures, Carole!

Wanda..plain~N~simple said...

I knew they had to be pigeons of some type. Looks like these ones have been in the hair gel!

Jan Castle said...

These pigeons are beautiful....never saw any like this. Thanks for sharing!
Paper Hugs,
Jan

Katie @Pinke Post said...

Unique bird to me! Fantastic captures. I love their look!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

How gorgeous is that bird! Wow.