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Picazuro Pigeon

Picazuro Pigeon
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Copyright: Peter van Zoest (PeterZ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-09-20
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D90, Sigma 135-400mm f/4.5-5.6 APO, Digital RAW
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/2500 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-07-01 6:53
Viewed: 1594
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another NEW BIRD FOR TREKNATURE: The Picazuro Pigeon.
Here they are in company of a Wattled Jacana.

The Picazuro Pigeon (Patagioenas picazuro) is a pigeon native to South America.

Patagioenas picazuro is a brown bird with white dashes on the back of its neck and darker brown wing patterns. It is similar in appearance to the Spotted Dove in Asia.

The Picazuro Pigeon is found in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay. It has an estimated global extent of occurrence of 5,800,000 km and although an accurate population count has not taken place, it is believed that the species is common and the population is thought to be increasing. Picazuro Pigeons survive in a variety of habitats; from woodland and forest to agricultural land.

This species feeds mainly on the ground and like most other pigeons eats seeds and grain.

Picazuro Pigeons nest in every month of the year. A fragile nest is built from sticks and one egg is laid. Both parents incubate the egg. Once the egg has hatched, the chick is fed on crop milk and then regurgitated seeds.

Source: Wikipedia

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hallo Peter
super mooie compositie met de hoen erbij
prachtige tekening in de nek
heeft iets weg van onze houtduif
super scherp en prachtige kleuren
bedankt weer
gr lou

Hello Peter-Another new bird from you.Beautiful Dove.Excellent colour and details.Like the way they are staring...Thanks for sharing.Regards and have a nice time-Srikumar

Ciao Peter, congratulations for this firsyt on TN, great capture of beautiful trio, lovely composition with fascinating reflections, fine details, excellent sharpness, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Boa noite Peter
Wonderful capture of this beautiful couple.Fantastic colours,light and details.Another great TN contribution! Thank You.
Have a good evening!

Hello Peter,
Lovely composition,excellent details and beautiful colours.
Best regards,

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2014-07-02 0:35]

Hello Peter
very nice pattern and colors of these pigeons.
Exciting red eye could be seen.
The other brown bird is exciting also.


hallo Peter
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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2014-07-02 8:23]

Hallo Peter,
Lovely capture of these Pigeons ..
Nice colours good composition and sharpness details.
Best wishes,

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2014-07-02 9:53]

Hi Peter,
Beautiful doves,amazing colors and fantastic sharpness details.
Regards Jiri.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2014-07-02 10:48]

Hi Peter.
What a pictorial scene with plenty of charming objects and creatures. I even do not know what is more attractive: pigeons or another species, ground or water surface with nice mirror reflections. Lights and colours as well as details of the entire scene are superb too. My compliments and best regards.

Bonsoir Peter,
Trs belle publication valorisant bien les sujet dans une belle lumire et sous une bonne profondeur de champ.
A bientt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

nice capture

good sharpness

these birds have some similarity with Indian spotted dove...


Good Work..

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2014-07-06 18:52]

Hello Peter, Congratulations on another first for TN!!!
I love pigeons and you have posted two beauties for sure. Captured in a nice relaxed pose and displaying gorgeous colors and exceptional detail. The Wattled Jacana is a pleasant bonus for you. Well done!!

Hello Peter

Beautiful photo of these exotic Pigeons,
fine POV at their level, love that you leaved
a free space to include their reflection on the water, TFS


Hi Peter,

The Picazuro Pigeon...Somehow these Columbidae did able to captured my heart and i always like to see their different members.

Here is a lifer which waits for me in Brazil :) Great. Thanks.

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