Crested Pigeon

by cjj on July 24, 2010

Australian Crested Pigeon

crested pigeons love living at our place

I used to call this bird a top knot pigeon. I now call it a crested pigeon, I think both common names are acceptable. A very common bird, we always have them in our yard, but quite regularly we find little piles of feathers where a raptor has had one for dinner. It worries me when they get so blaze as to let me photograph them as easily as I snapped this one. He was pecking around the grass and didn’t worry about me at all. The soft colour transitions of the feathers are just beautiful, and I also really like their temperament, and the soft call that they make.

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