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Cape Dove

Cape Dove
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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: 2006-08-05
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony DSC-HX400V
Exposure: f/3.7, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Pigeons and Doves [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-08-23 3:30
Viewed: 5094
Points: 6
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Common Names: Long-Tailed Dove, Cape Dove, Namaqua Dove

The Namaqua Dove (Oena capensis) is a pigeon which is a widespread resident breeding bird in Africa south of the Sahara Desert and Madagascar. Its range also extends into the Arabian peninsula and southern Israel and Jordan. It is the only species in the genus Oena.

Namaqua Dove is a tiny House Sparrow-sized pigeon, typically 22cm in length with a 28-33cm wingspan, and weighing 40g. It has a very long black tapered tail, and the size and shape have led to comparison with the Budgerigar. The plumage is mostly grey apart from a white belly, and chestnut primary feathers which are visible in flight.

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Hello, nice shot of this Namaqua Dove.
Excellent colors, details and compo.


Hi Biswarup.
Veni, vidi, ami :) Actually "veni, vidi, vici" is true form of the idiom. But there is no war to make "vici". Only can we liked=ami. :)

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-08-23 21:30]

Great looking bird, Biswarup.
I really like his coloring.
Sharp details and good light on this dove.
Wonderful POV allowing a full view of the interesting plumage.
TFS. : ).

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