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Dove: Emerald-spotted wood

Unread postby arks » Fri Nov 03, 2006 2:38 am

I don't find a topic for this bird, so here's my contribution. It's one of my favourite birds, but I've always found photographing it a real challenge. This is my best so far, but not great :(

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Unread postby Johan van Rensburg » Fri Nov 03, 2006 6:55 pm

:wink: Modesty is the kind of pride least likely to offend. :wink:

It's a good shot, shows all the detail, is in focus and has none of its subject's parts obscured by intervening objects.

These doves are normally off in a flash, but this one sat relaxed until I got a decent shot. Here's mine:

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Unread postby Jumbo » Wed Nov 08, 2006 1:02 pm

Great shots Arks and Johan. 8) It is not easy getting a photo of them.
Their call has to be one of the most tranquil sounds in the bush…apart from the call of the Burchell’s Coucal of cause …makes that tense neck muscles just go numb :wink:

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Unread postby arks » Wed Nov 08, 2006 5:25 pm

Thanks johan, restio and Jumbo — and also thanks Johan for adding your ecellent pic to this thread 8) I agree about the old name, restio — especially as this bird's "green" is a true gem colour, clearly "emerald"
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Unread postby Snoobab » Thu Nov 09, 2006 9:46 am

They really are beautiful and amazingly quite common compared to their Blue cousins.

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Unread postby richardharris » Sun Nov 12, 2006 9:59 am

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Unread postby Freda » Sun Jul 29, 2007 8:13 am

Also one of my favourite birds taken in Kruger last weekend :D
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Unread postby Bush Baptist » Sun Jul 29, 2007 12:54 pm

Nice one, Freda.

We have seen them on the H7.
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Unread postby Elsa » Sun Jul 29, 2007 3:06 pm

Just love their call, so peaceful and typical of the parks. :D
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Unread postby katydownunder » Wed Aug 22, 2007 7:45 pm

We saw this one on the H10 last November:

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Lovely photos everyone.
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I really love these birds a lot.But this is the first decent shot I was able to take so far.
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Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Sun Aug 26, 2007 7:13 am

I wish there were a way to record their call for the forum. Their mournful call is so evocative.
On our last trip, Freda and I saw the Doves, but much to my disappointment, they kept silent.
The bird doesn't sing because it has answers, it sings because it has a song.

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Unread postby katydownunder » Sun Aug 26, 2007 9:53 am

Hi MM :yaya:

Have a look here
for the sound of the Emerald Spotted Wood Dove.

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Unread postby Candy's Style » Tue Jul 08, 2008 3:50 pm

Groenvlekduifie
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Habitat: Most woodland, Acacia scrub, gardens, dry sand forest in Thongaland and arid savanna.
Habits: Usually solitary or in pairs. Takes off with loud wingclap when disturbed with a zigzagging pattern. Lands abruptly, usually not far away, then raises its tail once or twice. Feeds on bare ground under trees or on roads and clearings. Male usually perches on a low branch while calling.
Food: Seeds, berries, termite alates.
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Unread postby Klipbaber » Thu Jul 10, 2008 9:44 pm

Green and bluespotted Doves

I have noticed these two birds some distance from another eating seeds falling from my bird feeder. Would have loved to photograph the close together but with the help of photoshop I can now show the differences bewtween the greenspotted and bluespotted doves by merging them http://s200.photobucket.com/albums/aa27 ... merged.jpg
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Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Fri Jul 11, 2008 6:47 am

Welcome Klipbaber :D

that's pretty impressive. I hope we see more of you in the future.
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