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|Jambu Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus jambu)|
The Jambu fruit dove is a forest dove that inhabits the second growth forests of mangrove swamps and rainforests on the Indonesian islands of Sumatra and western Java, and the countries of Thailand and Malaysia. They are easily recognized in the forest by their soft cooing.
Jambu heads, wings and tails are green, with rose-pink on the face , with more crimson-pink toward the beak, and there is often a blackish chinstrap; the breast is rose- pink; the belly is grey-white and the under-tail coverts are chestnut. The female is duller, predominantly green with a grey wash over the pink. Newly fledged jambu chicks show no pink.
While the dove is not endangered, it is threatened because of the destruction of its forest habitat. They are now rare in West Java but are still found in Borneo and Sumatra. This one is housed in the Lincoln Park Zoo.
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- [2005-04-17 21:22]
What a beautiful dove, Ken! The colors on it are gorgeous. Very sharp details. Great composition. Well done!
Good saturation of the colors, very clear and sharp. For me, It's a perfect shot.
A lovely portrait of a lovely dove, Ken.
Such beautiful colors and detail in this photo. Great composition and lighting.
He looks quite gentle and sweet, thank you for sharing him with us.
- [2005-04-18 20:03]
This is a real beautu Ken. I especially like the color and composition her. The exposure is very good as well.
Very well done and thanks for posting