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    Post by Joy on Sun 18 Oct 2009, 11:31 am

    We have many of these birds in our area. They bustle about busily pecking away at any grass seeds they happen to find on your lawn. Will even peck away on the roads. Their favourite roosts during the day are powerlines & they seem to have certain spots that they prefer. A few of them seem to like our powerlines out the front.



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    Post by Joy on Sun 18 Oct 2009, 11:35 am

    In these three pics it was blowing quite hard & the silly crested pigeon had the wind to its back, instead of facing into it. Its feathers were very definitely ruffled. :lol:





    Really ruffled. :lol:

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    Post by Dawn on Tue 24 Nov 2009, 5:01 pm

    What a great looking pigeon . He almost looks like a cockatiel. Do you get lots of these pigeons or are they fairly unusual
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    Post by Joy on Tue 24 Nov 2009, 5:21 pm

    They are very common around our area, Dawn. They are found in most parts of Australia except for a small region in the SE & Tasmania, for some reason. They do like powerlines to roost on. The inland rail lines carrying the grain trains are, also, very popular with them. They do like living near water as well, apparently, & make a funny, creaky noise when flying. It is as if their wings need oiling!! :lol:
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    Post by Dawn on Tue 24 Nov 2009, 5:45 pm

    "make a funny, creaky noise when flying. It is as if their wings need oiling!! :lol:
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    Post by Joy on Sat 12 Dec 2009, 1:40 pm

    Another post I've missed. Grrrrr.

    Yes, Dawn, they would make the loudest flying noise of any bird. It is just as well they aren't a bird of prey, as their prey would be able to hear them coming a mile off. :lol:
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    Post by Joy on Sun 02 Dec 2012, 10:56 am

    A pair of crested pigeons attracted by the BBQ buffet that Bruiser set up, waiting to go down to it for a feed of the seed. The one on the right is still fluffed up after having a groom to fill in the time.

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    Post by Joy on Sun 02 Dec 2012, 10:57 am

    Crested pigeons.

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    Post by Joy on Sun 02 Dec 2012, 10:58 am

    The crested pigeon on the left is so plump it looks as though it is about to explode.

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    Post by Joy on Sun 02 Dec 2012, 11:00 am

    Crested pigeons.

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    Post by Joy on Sat 22 Dec 2012, 2:59 pm

    A crested pigeon looking down at the BBQ buffet.

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    Post by Joy on Sat 22 Dec 2012, 3:03 pm

    Still pondering (if birds ponder, that is) whether or not it is safe to go down & feed.

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    Post by Joy on Sat 22 Dec 2012, 3:04 pm

    The crested pigeon's crest is not really visible, in this pic, as it is black but it does stick up above that pointy bit on the top of its head.

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    Post by Joy on Sat 22 Dec 2012, 3:04 pm

    Crested pigeon.

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    Post by Joy on Sat 22 Dec 2012, 3:06 pm

    The crested pigeons are such an attractively coloured bird. Don't really notice this when they are waddling about the grass looking for seeds.

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    Post by Joy on Sat 22 Dec 2012, 3:07 pm

    Crested pigeon.

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    Post by Joy on Sat 22 Dec 2012, 3:08 pm

    A crested pigeon & a bar-shouldered dove. Never noticed before how much bigger the crested pigeon is compared to the doves.

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    Post by Joy on Sat 22 Dec 2012, 3:09 pm

    The crested pigeon is about twice the size of the bar-shouldered dove.

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    Post by Joy on Sat 22 Dec 2012, 3:10 pm

    Crested pigeon & bar-shouldered dove. They both have the fantastic hot pink legs & feet.

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    Post by Dawn on Sat 22 Dec 2012, 3:48 pm

    'They do' have the most striking colour feet and legs Joy! don't they. Gosh yes if they were not together one would not see how different in size they are to each other, the pigeons and doves here are the same, the doves always much smaller. Thanks for these great photos Joy! :good: :clap: :cool3:
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    Post by Joy on Sat 22 Dec 2012, 4:13 pm

    Thanks, Dawn. :D The pic, in this series of images, that I particularly like, is n°15 above. It shows just how colourful the crested pigeons can be. The purple & green fathers on its wings also change colour depending on the angle we see it from too & can become fuchsia pink & cyan. Wonderful. :cool4:
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    Post by Dawn on Sat 22 Dec 2012, 4:40 pm

    Yes I agree photo no 15, is great it even shows off the red eye make up. It must be the most attractive dove I have seen. We used to see a Namaqua dove years ago they are quite rare apparently ?? They are all white with red legs and eyes. But this crested one is very unusual with its lovely crest almost cockatiel like in appearance , he is really quite lovely . :good:
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    Post by Joy on Sat 22 Dec 2012, 4:47 pm

    The crested pigeon does look as though it has been to a makeup artist, Dawn, especially with the black line around its bright pink eyelids, almost like kohl. :lol2:
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    Post by Dawn on Sat 22 Dec 2012, 8:21 pm

    Yes! a very sixties bird I definitely think so. :coolsign: :cool4:
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    Post by Joy on Sun 23 Dec 2012, 7:37 am

    :lol2: Wonder if it uses "product" on its crest?? :laugh:

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