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Philippine Bleeding Heart Pigeon

Philippine Bleeding Heart Pigeon
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Copyright: Ken Ilio (flip89) Silver Note Writer [C: 8 W: 1 N: 54] (272)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-04-24
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70, Nikkor 70-200mm VR, Heliopan UV
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/50 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-04-25 16:04
Viewed: 9842
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Bleeding Heart Pigeons (Gallicolumba luzonica) are an endangered group of pigeons found throughout the Philippines, particularly in Luzon and Polillo islands. These pigeons have dark red patches on the chests that look like open wounds. The upperparts are gray and the underparts are white. Males have blue eyes, and females have purple or purple-gray eyes. They have longer legs than most other pigeons. They are 10-12 inches long.

There are five species of bleeding-heart pigeons, and each has a red patch of different size or intensity.

This one is housed at the Birdhouse of the Lincoln Park zoo in Chicago.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-04-26 3:40]

What a beautiful pigeon, Ken. The colors are gorgeous, and they are so varied. Very sharp details. Good composition. Thanks for sharing. ; )

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