Saturday, November 10, 2007

It's a Bird! Pink-necked Green Pigeon in Cadiz City

2005.03.18 Cadiz City, Negros Occidental, Philippines

CJ David was in the island of Negros doing some documentary work. It was 5-6 AM when I noticed this plump silhouette of a pigeon-looking bird perched on a power cable along a residential area. It was a pigeon indeed as I trained my binoculars to it while slowly changing my orientation to face west to see this bird clearly with the sun behind me.

I grabbed my Canon EOS 300D camera and fixed my Canon 80-400 mm telephoto lens and clicked. Wow! A male Pink-necked Green Pigeon (Treron vernans). Uncommon in forest and forest patches from lowlands to at least 1000m according to my Bird Guidebook. It was my lucky day.

4 comments:

danny giotti said...

hey! nice photo of these p.n. green pigeon. what's that at the base of its upper beak?

Iwan said...

Nice shot Christ. Happy birding.

CJ David said...

Danny: You mean this pigeon's beak cere? Looks like it was dented - pushed inwards.

CJ David said...

Iwan: Thanks!