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goura cristata
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Copyright: Paulo Henrique Maziero (maziero) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 16 W: 0 N: 13] (130)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07-09
Categories: Birds
Camera: Cannon EOS Rebel XTi, 18-55 Canon EFS
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/60 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-07-13 7:07
Viewed: 6440
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Western Crowned Pigeon, also known as the Common Crowned Pigeon or Blue Crowned Pigeon, Goura cristata, is a large, turkey-sized, approximately 75cm long, blue-grey pigeon with blue lacy crests over the head and dark blue mask feathers around its eyes. Both sexes are almost similar but males are often larger than females.

Along with its close and very similar looking relatives the Victoria Crowned Pigeon and the Southern Crowned Pigeon, it is one of the largest and is considered one of the most beautiful members of the pigeon family. The Western Crowned Pigeon is found and endemic to the lowland rainforests of Papua, Indonesia section of New Guinea; the other species of crowned pigeon inhabit different regions of the island. The diet consists mainly of fruits and seeds.

Hunted for food and its plumes, it remains common only in remote areas. Due to ongoing habitat loss, limited range and overhunting in some areas, the Western Crowned Pigeon is evaluated as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. It is listed in Appendix II of CITES.

This pic was took on the "Itatiba Zoo Park", in Itatiba (São Paulo state).


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To Ioneh_Lilian: Com certeza!maziero 1 07-24 15:37
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Ciao Durzan, wonderful bird with fantastic colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, great capture, very well done, ciao Silvio

HI.Nice image,good clarity and this bird is veeeeery interesting.Regards.Alin.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2009-07-13 8:51]

Hola amigo,
interesante captura,
original ave y color...
magníficos detalles y foco.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-07-13 10:45]

Hi Paulo. What a fantastic looking bird this Western Crowned Pigeon is. Thanks for saying ot was taken in a zoo park. You have taken it with fine detail and bright colours. I like the blue feathers on its head. All with interesting notes. well done TFS,

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  • briGG Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 195 W: 2 N: 344] (1823)
  • [2009-07-13 11:02]

Hello Durzan,

Special colour for a bird!

Very strange pigeon!
Good shot and excellent sharpness!


Hi Paulo,
A nice capture of this beautiful Western crowned Pigeon. Very well composed with sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hello Paulo
wunderful shot of this Western Crowned Pigeon, it is so a beautiful species and you have taken it with crisp clear details and great pose and POV
superb composition and natural colors
TFS Jacqueline

This is so cute and pretty...Never seen pigeon like this....Looks wonderful...Specially colors ...TFS.

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  • tcr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 8 N: 538] (3384)
  • [2009-07-16 16:47]

Olá Paulo.
Esse pombo tem ares de pavão.
Ótimas cores, nitidez e enquadramento.
Belo trabalho.

Oi Paulo, adorei sua foto. Lindas cores, adoro azul e essa ave em especial me chamou a atenção. Infelizmente não consegui uma boa foto dela, posso aproveitar a sua? Parabéns.

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