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Mindanao Bleeding-heart

Mindanao Bleeding-heart
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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: 2011-02-08
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, AF Nikkor 70-300mm f4-5.6 G, Digital JPEG
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/80 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-02-08 7:19
Viewed: 8702
Points: 68
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
In birdpark Avifauna they got a hall with only birds from the Philippines. The birds can move there freely. This afternoon I made there this photo of the Mindanao Bleeding-heart, a NEW BIRD ON TN. It is extinct in the wild.

The Mindanao Bleeding-heart, or Bartlett's Bleeding-heart (Gallicolumba crinigera) is a species of bird in the pigeon and dove family (Columbidae). It is endemic to the Philippines. It is so named because of a red blotch on its breast.

Its natural habitat is tropical moist lowland forests. It is threatened by habitat loss and overhunting. It occurs (or did occur) on Samar, Leyte, Bohol, Dinagat, Mindanao and Basilan, but the only records since the 1980s are from Mindanao, Bohol and Samar. The Basilan subspecies, Gallicolumba crinigera bartletti, apparently became extinct by the mid-20th century, but captives claimed as being of this subspecies still exist.

On the photo is the G.c. bartletti.

However, the subspecies Gallicolumba crinigera crinigera seems more common than previously believed; nonetheless, its status is not sufficiently known for a definite assessment. Initially listed as a species of Least Concern in 1988, it was subsequently uplisted to Vulnerable in 1994, and further to Endangered in 2000. With its exact rate of decline still unresolved, it is downlisted again to Vulnerable status in the 2007 IUCN Red List.

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Ciap Peter. Good hight POV. Impresive focused eye and natural colours.


Spectacular bird with incredible colors taken from the best possible point of view! Thanks for sharing Peter, this is truly a special capture!
George Veltchev

A lively specimen in bright, natural colours well captured in a typical stance Peter, that glint in the eye makes this an exceptional image MF, TFS indeed!

hello Peter

congratulations for this first one on TN of this
species of bird in the pigeon and dove family,
photo shot with a fine POV, lovely pose and
eye-contact of the bird, excellent focus sharpness
and details, this bird has beautifully colored plumage,



Hallo Peter,
what a fantastic portrait of this marvellous colourful bird, superb sharpness, excellent POV and composition
Best regards

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2011-02-08 8:27]

Hi Peter,
Fantastic colors ..
An excellent capture of this Bartletts Bleeding-heart. Vivid colours,nice sharp detail.
Best wishes,

Excellent portrait of this rare bird. The colours are just amazing! regards Yiannis

Hi Peter,
this is an outstanding photo. Amazing colours. Perfect sharpness. No words - this is a really beautiful portrait!
Thanks for sharing.

Fantastic bird Peter. The photo is beautiful with very good composition, wonderful colours and good sharpness.

Hello Peter, great colors and perfect image for this bird, excellent shooting and cutting the image. Greetings, Paolo

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-02-08 9:01]

Hello Peter,
A superb capture of Bartlet's Bleeding Heart Dove. The POV is just right for showing its features, that you have done with fine sharpness and colours inb a pleasing composition.
Thanks for sharing this beauty,

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-02-08 9:09]

Hi Peter,
Very nice Bird, Gallicolumba crinigera, new species on TN, congratulations!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-02-08 9:21]

Hi Peter,a new and impressive raimbow made whit plums....what a beauty of nature and what a top quality pic too,very good sharpness and details and fantastics colors too.Thanks for share,have a nice evening,Luciano

hallo Peter
super mooie kleuren heeft deze duif
super details en goed van scherpte maakt het weer een mooi plaatje voor TN
bedankt groetjes lou

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-02-08 11:13]

Hello Peter.
Fantastic colours,great POV and sharpness very nice bg too.This is an excellent composition. Excellent work!Best regards Siggi

hello Peter
this is a wonderful bird, even his pose is superb, excellente sharpness, the colors of the plumage is wonderful, thanks a lot for showing this rare and so beautiful species, good note too
Have a good night

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-02-08 23:13]

Excellent species, pity its gone extinct in the wild, well captured, must see bird. tfs.

Ciao Ziest.
Stupenda foto di questo esemplare di piccione che non avevo mai visto prima,(grazie)bene le note ottimi coloti srande nitidezza ecomposizione complimenti.
Ciao Marco.

Hi Peter - A wonderful photo of a colorful bird. Sharpness is great. TFS

Hello Peter,

A colourful and pleasant Filipino bird!
The chubby dove seems like a happy creature, and gives a fine pose for our pleasure...
Excellent details in the plumage, and the colour palette is well reproduced!

Pablo -

Hello Peter,
Unbelievable and sad that such a lovely bird must now be extinct in the wild. I trust its continued existence in captivity is not under threat and that it can be re-introduced to its natural habitat. Beautiful picture. It seems the bird enjoyed being photographed by you. Exceptionally well done.

Hello Peter,
Wonderful image with splendid details and amazing clarity.
Fantastic sharpness, lovely natural colors and perfect focus.
Impressive composition.
Thanks for sharing!

Hallo Peter,

alweer een mooie foto voor je verzameling de dolksteekduif denk ik.
Deze was toen ik nog vogels hield al zo super zeldzaam... weet niet precies waarom hij uitgestorven is in het wild maar laten we hopen net als met de Balispreeuw dat we ze weer uit kunnen zetten... wij mensen... jjaja..
Goed standpunt en scherpte.
Prachtige natuurlijke kleuren.


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-02-10 6:21]

Hello Peter,
very lovely capture of this bleeding hert. The slight turn shows the bleeds, you really emphasis it indirectly. The bird id so lovely in colourd and you have presented it wonderfully.
Exciting note on this endangered specie.


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2011-02-10 10:53]

Hello Peter. I hope you are keeping well. Congrats for a first on TN with this bird from the Philippines . Its easy to see why its called this. It looks some ways like are Wood Pigeon. You are lucky to have a bird house with so many birds to see.

Regards Nick..

Hello Peter,
Wonderful colours for this bird captured in good pose. Great sharp details and eye contact. Well done!

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-02-11 8:09]

Hello Peter,
What an amazing bird-species, unfortunatly extinct in the wild. And what a name, but fully adapted to its appearance. A really beautiful dove with this very special plumage. Excellent shot and interesting posting.
Kind regards

Ciao Peter, I missed this wonderful colorgful Pigeon in a beautiful natural ambientation, fine details, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2011-02-13 10:13]

Hello Peter,
Excellent capture of this beautiful Dove in a fine pose. The red patch is amazing, almost looks as if it had been injured! Great focus on the eye and lovely details of the colourful plumage.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • tcr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 8 N: 538] (3384)
  • [2011-02-13 15:56]

Its the first time that im seeing this pretty species. Sharp image showing well saturated colors and great luminosity.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2011-02-13 18:09]

Hello Peter,
An absolutely gorgeous bird with amazing coloration. Too bad this particular bird is now extinct in the wild. A great pose allowing us to see the stunning detail and gorgeous plumage. Superb work!!

Have travelled and circled our Mother Earth several times; had never ever seen this species... not even in the Philippines. Am so happy you are sharing this very UNIQUE bird with us.
Some day the world will thank you too.
This image is amazingly OUTSTANDING!!!
Mario with grateful greetings.

Hallo Peter
congratulations on this new bird. nice to see always such a new species on TN.
This columbid bird is so beautiful, with colorful plumage. you nicely captured it on stone with a great focus and POV/DOF. coloration and light using superb. nicely composed and presented with good informative nıtes.
thanks for sharing. have a good night

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2011-03-10 8:17]

Dag Peter,

Dit is een wel heel bijzonder vogeltje.Het lijkt net of hij in de borst is geschoten. Prachtige kleuren en mooie pose zo op die steen.


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