Pigeon portraits

Here is a selection of Common Bronzewing portraits, captured yesterday in the front garden. Until now I’d never full appreciated how this species displays a small crest when calling. The head bobs forward as the bird vocalises, temporarily revealing the beautiful crest.

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Common Bronzewing (male), Wyndham St Newstead, 7th March 2015.

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Another view of the male – this time displaying the incredible wing colours.

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Female Common Bronzewing.

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The male looking quizzical.

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The male again, this time showing off the crest.

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