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  1. Band-tailed Pigeon

    Band-tailed Pigeon

    Subspecies albilinea seems to be there and over much of western South America.
  2. Band-tailed Pigeon

    Band-tailed Pigeon

    Several dozen of these large pigeons sit in snags along our creek each morning waiting for us to put out birdseed. This is an adult. Juveniles are similar but lack the white nape crescent. They are the largest North American Pigeon. In our area they prefers mature woodland for nesting. Their...
  3. Band-tailed Pigeon

    Band-tailed Pigeon

    This adult was attracted to birdseed on our back deck. Juveniles are similar but lack the white nape crescent. This is probably a male. Females average duller overall, with a narrower white crescent and less extensive greenish-bronze iridescent feathers on the nape. They are the largest North...
  4. Band-tailed Pigeon

    Band-tailed Pigeon

    This bird had the habit of coming to the feeders at the George Walker house in Paradise, according to what we were told
  5. Banded!


    This band-tailed pigeon was quite a compliant subject as I was able to get close enough for this shot!
  6. Band-tailed Pigeon

    Band-tailed Pigeon

    This Pigeon is hard to spot as always runs aways from people. It shows a iridescent patch on the nape and a white semicollar above it. This subespecie "C. f. albilinea" lacks the black tip common on the other subespecies.
  7. Band-tailed Pigeon

    Band-tailed Pigeon

    Band-tailed Pigeon (Took me two years to get an image of this!)
  8. #2 of 2: 1/20 sec at 80% orig size

    #2 of 2: 1/20 sec at 80% orig size

    See photo #1 for discussion of Megapixels, steady mount vs. hand-holding, and crop vs. \"zooming up.\" Also, shot taken at lowest ISO-64 on this camera, forcing the slow shutter number, but best grain. I have another frame abt. as good at 1/13 sec. but not as nice composition...
  9. 1 of 2: 1/20 sec & 36% of size

    1 of 2: 1/20 sec & 36% of size

    Following forum discussion of monitor shades AND "hand-holding vs. mounts": I had made the comment I routinely shoot at 1/30 sec now that I've switched to a mount and remote (or cable rel. same). These were a cute cuddling couple by the way. Shot 1 is reduced to abt. 36% of orig. size then...
  10. Visiting Band-tailed Pigeon

    Visiting Band-tailed Pigeon

    Every once in awhile we have a Band-tailed Pigeon visit our habitat.
  11. Band-tailed Pigeon

    Band-tailed Pigeon

    This was from my second trip to Mt. Rainier in two weeks. It's only 25 miles from my house as the crow flies but these were the first trips in 15 years. Forgot how interesting it could be.
  12. Band-tailed Pigeon

    Band-tailed Pigeon

    Not the sharpest pic, but my first submission to here. These large pigeons make the feeder rock and roll, especially when 3 or 4 of them all try to fit on there at once. :) Neil
  13. Band Tailed Pigeon

    Band Tailed Pigeon

    Band Tailed Pigeon This bird, our largest pigeon (L 14.5") and extremely shy, has been decreasing in numbers due to hunting and loss of habitat. We've never seen them here in our area before. Apparently (according to Sibley's) they're expanding their range. They are quite beautiful...