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Geopelia Striata


Geopelia  Striata
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Copyright: Foozi Saad (foozi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-02-16
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon SX10 IS
Exposure: f/5.7, 1/80 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-02-20 21:43
Viewed: 2736
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Zebra Dove Geopelia striata, also known as Barred Ground Dove, is a bird of the dove family Columbidae, native to South-east Asia. It is closely related to the Peaceful Dove of Australia and New Guinea and the Barred Dove of eastern Indonesia. These two were classified as subspecies of the Zebra Dove until recently and the names Peaceful Dove and Barred Dove were often applied to the whole species.

The birds are small and slender with a long, narrow tail. The upperparts are brownish-grey with black-and-white barring. The underparts are pinkish with black bars on the sides of the neck, breast and belly. The face is blue-grey with bare blue skin around the eyes. There are white tips to the tail feathers. Juveniles are duller and paler than the adults. Zebra Doves are 20-23 centimetres in length with a wingspan of 24-26 cm.

Their call is a series of soft, staccato cooing notes. In Thailand and Indonesia, the birds are popular as pets because of their calls and cooing competitions are held to find the bird with the best voice.

The Zebra Dove feeds on small grass and weed seeds. They will also eat insects and other small invertebrates. They prefer to forage on bare ground,short grass or on roads, scurrying about with rodent-like movement. Unlike other doves, they forage alone, or in pairs. Their coloration camouflages them wonderfully against the ground. In Hawaii and the Seychelles they come to hotels, restaurants, and even people's houses to feed on crumbs and pieces of bread around outdoor tables.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-02-20 22:09]

Hello Foozi,
A fine capture of a Zebra Dove taken from a fine low side POV with excellent sharpness so that it is well seen against the brown dry grass. I have seen this species in Australia.
Thanks for showing excellent reminder!
Best wishes,
Ivan

Hi Fozzi,
Excellent composition of this Zebra Dove, superb capture. Interesting mimetic species and very good document. TFS.
Best regards. Ferran

Hello foozi
you have taken this zebra dove in a great pose : surching for food, the lighting on the environment give this shot a beautiful colored BG
great details
Have a nice WE
Jacqueline

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-02-21 5:38]

Hello Foozi,
What a nice dove you have pictured. Amazing lighting, vivid colours and great sharpness of the whole image. I like how you have composed your shot very much.Best regards Siggi

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-02-21 11:26]
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Hi Foozi,
Very nice capture of this Zebra Dove.Harmonious colors,sharpness,exposure and details are wonderful.
Thanks for posting.

hello Foozi
great picture
super details
nice colours
great shot
greeting lou

Hi Foozi, a fine capture of Zebra dove which is novelty for me.
TFS and have a nice sunday!
Cheers,
Bayram

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