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PostSubject: Re: This pigeon portrait has not been manipulated, really !   Thu Feb 25, 2010 9:29 am

Great photo Teresa! Couldn't be a better caption too! That's too funny That's too funny
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PostSubject: Re: This pigeon portrait has not been manipulated, really !   Thu Feb 25, 2010 9:50 pm

Quite a wattle and pair of legs on that fella !!!!! Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: This pigeon portrait has not been manipulated, really !   Wed May 26, 2010 6:02 pm

Another feral with unusual markings Happy

No wonder she attracts the boys' attention... she's sooo pretty! I love it/them

I've never seen one like this, where the blue bars have copper-coloured patches! They really glowed in the sun, but the photo was taken from a long way away and doesn't do her justice.

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PostSubject: Re: This pigeon portrait has not been manipulated, really !   Wed May 26, 2010 6:15 pm

She is very pretty. I love it/them
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PostSubject: Re: This pigeon portrait has not been manipulated, really !   Wed May 26, 2010 10:35 pm

Beautiful birds, Teresa.
I can see the patches on her blue bars. I bet they are beautiful when the sun catches them just right. Feeling great

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PostSubject: Re: This pigeon portrait has not been manipulated, really !   Tue Jun 22, 2010 11:01 am

Lovely pigeons! I have never seen one like those birds.

I think the color, size, and shape variety is a direct result of escaped pet/fancy birds. Where I live, I've spotted one brown bird and a couple of pied birds, but 99% of the population is either blue bar or checkered. We have just one important loft in the whole city (and not sure if there is any other beside it), so I'm not amazed.
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PostSubject: Re: This pigeon portrait has not been manipulated, really !   Tue Jun 22, 2010 2:40 pm

Pawbla wrote:
Lovely pigeons! I have never seen one like those birds.

I think the color, size, and shape variety is a direct result of escaped pet/fancy birds. Where I live, I've spotted one brown bird and a couple of pied birds, but 99% of the population is either blue bar or checkered. We have just one important loft in the whole city (and not sure if there is any other beside it), so I'm not amazed.

Hi Pawbla,

Where I live it started just like that too, but then gradually more colours and patterns appeared, and on occasion I have seen banded birds, mostly homers, mixing with the feral flocks. I totally agree about this being the main reason for the varietyies we see.
There aren't any fancy lofts in my immediate vicinity, but this area is on the flight path for racing homers released in the Algarve and making their way back to the north.

PS. the other day, I saw a strange little squeaker that looked half pigeon and half collared dove. I'll try to get a picture next time. Happy
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PostSubject: Re: This pigeon portrait has not been manipulated, really !   Tue Jun 22, 2010 2:42 pm

The blue bars and checkers are very pretty, but it's always fun to see an unusual colored pij among a feral flock. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: This pigeon portrait has not been manipulated, really !   Tue Jun 22, 2010 2:46 pm

Teresa wrote:
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Lovely pigeons! I have never seen one like those birds.

I think the color, size, and shape variety is a direct result of escaped pet/fancy birds. Where I live, I've spotted one brown bird and a couple of pied birds, but 99% of the population is either blue bar or checkered. We have just one important loft in the whole city (and not sure if there is any other beside it), so I'm not amazed.

Hi Pawbla,

Where I live it started just like that too, but then gradually more colours and patterns appeared, and on occasion I have seen banded birds, mostly homers, mixing with the feral flocks. I totally agree about this being the main reason for the varietyies we see.
There aren't any fancy lofts in my immediate vicinity, but this area is on the flight path for racing homers released in the Algarve and making their way back to the north.

PS. the other day, I saw a strange little squeaker that looked half pigeon and half collared dove.
I'll try to get a picture next time
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How interesting.
That would be cool. I hope you are able to get a picture. Picture(s)/video

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PostSubject: Re: This pigeon portrait has not been manipulated, really !   Tue Jun 22, 2010 2:49 pm

This guy was born in our backyard 3 years ago and has stayed around ever since. Smile
I love his white flight feathers. I love it/them
He's absolutely gorgeous in flight. pigeon 1




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PostSubject: Re: This pigeon portrait has not been manipulated, really !   Tue Jun 22, 2010 3:17 pm

I had a rescue that looked similar to him! But he had a white spot on his head too.

Yeah, I totally adore blue bars, with their silvery wings. But it looks more colorful and fun with many colors!


I want to see a pic of the squeaker too :).
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PostSubject: Re: This pigeon portrait has not been manipulated, really !   Tue Jun 22, 2010 4:51 pm

Fancyfeathers wrote:
This guy was born in our backyard 3 years ago and has stayed around ever since. Smile
I love his white flight feathers. I love it/them
He's absolutely gorgeous in flight. pigeon 1




Very pretty bird. I always like the white flight feathers. Especially against a dark bird.
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PostSubject: Re: This pigeon portrait has not been manipulated, really !   Tue Jun 22, 2010 5:29 pm

Here is my rescue! He's not as pretty, though... his right wing feathers aren't all white.


The day he came home:




Some months ago:

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PostSubject: Re: This pigeon portrait has not been manipulated, really !   Tue Jun 22, 2010 6:42 pm

He's beautiful, Pawbla. Star quality
Thank you for sharing him with us. Smile

I love the white spot on top of his head. I love it/them

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PostSubject: Re: This pigeon portrait has not been manipulated, really !   Tue Jun 22, 2010 6:49 pm

He looks plump and healthy. Great job!
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PostSubject: Re: This pigeon portrait has not been manipulated, really !   Tue Jun 22, 2010 6:54 pm

He's very pretty.
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PostSubject: Re: This pigeon portrait has not been manipulated, really !   Tue Jun 22, 2010 8:05 pm

Thanks! Yeah, the lady who works at the shop (they were released in the backyard of a shop) feeds them every day... so you can guess, hahah!
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PostSubject: Re: This pigeon portrait has not been manipulated, really !   Tue Jun 22, 2010 8:37 pm

NiteOwl wrote:
Fancyfeathers wrote:
This guy was born in our backyard 3 years ago and has stayed around ever since. Smile
I love his white flight feathers. I love it/them
He's absolutely gorgeous in flight. pigeon 1




Very pretty bird. I always like the white flight feathers. Especially against a dark bird.


Thanks, Jay. Smile

I do too. They're beautiful in flight.

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PostSubject: Re: This pigeon portrait has not been manipulated, really !   Thu Jul 08, 2010 10:30 pm

Very pretty visitor, and very pretty rescue!

One of 'my' ferals has a very interesting colouring too. I've named him Tigerseye because he reminds me of the stone. This is him about to jump onto my lap! Laughing



And here he is diving for the food!

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PostSubject: Re: This pigeon portrait has not been manipulated, really !   Thu Jul 08, 2010 10:39 pm

Teresa wrote:
Pawbla wrote:
Lovely pigeons! I have never seen one like those birds.

I think the color, size, and shape variety is a direct result of escaped pet/fancy birds. Where I live, I've spotted one brown bird and a couple of pied birds, but 99% of the population is either blue bar or checkered. We have just one important loft in the whole city (and not sure if there is any other beside it), so I'm not amazed.

Hi Pawbla,

Where I live it started just like that too, but then gradually more colours and patterns appeared, and on occasion I have seen banded birds, mostly homers, mixing with the feral flocks. I totally agree about this being the main reason for the varietyies we see.
There aren't any fancy lofts in my immediate vicinity, but this area is on the flight path for racing homers released in the Algarve and making their way back to the north.

PS. the other day, I saw a strange little squeaker that looked half pigeon and half collared dove.
I'll try to get a picture next time
. Happy

Now that would be an interesting combination. Serious EEK!!
I hope you are able to get a picture of him.

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PostSubject: Re: This pigeon portrait has not been manipulated, really !   Fri Jul 09, 2010 4:27 pm

Oh, he's been around, but he's very shy. I'll see if I've got a usable shot of him among the many photos I took on the roof.
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PostSubject: Re: This pigeon portrait has not been manipulated, really !   Sun Jul 11, 2010 12:15 am

I found him, in the corner of a group picture, and zoomed in. He's the one in the middle.

So this is the strange little pigeon that I think may be half pigeon and half collared dove, because of his size, proportions, pointy beak and unusual eyes and colouring:



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PostSubject: Re: This pigeon portrait has not been manipulated, really !   Sun Jul 11, 2010 7:06 am

Great comparison photo, Teresa.
His beak and feather coloring definitely look different than that of your average pigeon. Hmmm
Those little spots under his 'chin' are interesting.
He sure has an adorable little face.

Thanks for sharing him with us. Smile



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PostSubject: Re: This pigeon portrait has not been manipulated, really !   Sat Jul 17, 2010 2:18 pm

I remembered that one of our members had crossed domestic pigeons with ringneck doves, so I went to look for the post. The member is Zakria, and his hybrids look like this:



There are some strong similarities...
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