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Purple-crowned Pigeon

Purple-crowned Pigeon
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Copyright: Biswarup Satpati (Biswarup) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 243 W: 0 N: 868] (8282)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-09
Categories: Birds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Pigeons and Doves [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-07-28 3:35
Viewed: 9318
Points: 20
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Alternate common name(s): Purple-crowned Fruit-dove, Purple-capped Fruit-dove, Purple-crowned Pigeon, Superb Fruit-pigeon

The Superb Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus superbus) is a small colourful Fruit dove with a white abdominal region. Both sexes are sexually dimorphic.

Native to Australia, it is found (though rarely) from Southern Victoria further North (where it becomes more common) to Cape York in Queensland in rainforest.

Males are superbly coloured with a fire orange nape, green ear, purple cap, yellow eye and eye-ring. Grey breast is divided from abdomen by a wide dark blue band. White leg is broken up green patches. Wings are olive green covered in blue spots, tail is tipped with white. Females are still very beautiful but are dominated by green all over; White abdomen, blue wing tip, light blue breast and small dark blue spot on back of head and yellow eye and eyering.

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Hi Biswarup ,

Never had i seen this before , a real good capture with good DOF and sharpness. Pic perfect.A real good note along with this great pic.



Great shot Biswarup. Colorfull with very good sharpness and very good details. Very good job. Well done. TFS.

Hi Biswarup,
Another lovely rainbow colored bird. Well captured and seen. Did you take this picture at a zoo in Berlin? Very well done and TFS.

Hello Biswarup,

I also haven't seen this bird before.What a lovely and colorful bird.And your shot shows us all beauty of it.TFS.

Hi, great composition and DOF. What an unusual bird, the colours are really fantastic.
Well done.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-07-28 7:33]

Hello Biswarup,
ok tell the truth, you took the paint brush to this pigeon. Just joking!
This is really a colorful bird, never seen one before. Very well captured, great details and very nice POV to get a nice view of the details.

Hi Biswarup ,
A very nice shot . Lovely capture of this colorful bird.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-07-28 12:28]

Hello, Biswarup.
Another amazing bird that only nature can concoct.
The colors are just outrageous.
Great pose with the head tilted back slanted.
Details are sharp and well exposed.
Where did you see all those fantastic birds?
TFS. : )

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2006-07-28 12:54]

Hi Biswarup

Another amazing coloured bird that i have never seen brfore, lovely details and I love the pose, I hope to see the female one day too.

TFS Hilary

Hallo Biswarup,

Excellent picture of a very colorful pigeon! Very good composition, POV, colors and sharpness! DOF is also nice! You're very lucky to have such beautiful birds in your country! TFS!


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