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Victoria Crowned Pigeon

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 3 January 2018 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

The Victoria crowned pigeon (Goura victoria) is a large, bluish-grey pigeon with elegant blue lace-like crests, maroon breast, and red irises. It is part of a genus of three unique, very large, ground-dwelling pigeons native to the New Guinea region. The bird may be easily recognized by the unique white tips on its crests and by its deep 'whooping' sounds made while calling. Its name commemorates the British monarch Queen Victoria.

Photo captured September 28, 2017 at the Niagara Falls Bird Kingdom.

NIKON D7000 1/60 second F/5.3 ISO 800 66 mm

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Martine from Brest, France

Quelle beauté !

3 Jan 2018 5:23am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Beautiful crown

3 Jan 2018 5:28am

Ginnie from Netherlands

Are you sure it's real, Steven!!!!!

3 Jan 2018 5:50am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Cet œil r0ouge ce bleu la crête quelle vue sueprbe
Belle journée

3 Jan 2018 6:34am

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Wouahhhh ! !!!!........ Beauté des couleurs. Magnifique. )

3 Jan 2018 6:58am

claudine/canelle from Lorient, France

Magnifique !!
Je te souhaite de passer une très bonne année 2018 ,
Bonne journée

3 Jan 2018 8:47am

omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful pose, focus & colors!
L O V E L Y !!!!

3 Jan 2018 9:01am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Stunning crown !!

3 Jan 2018 9:12am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

A new one to me . . very impressive pigeon !

3 Jan 2018 9:23am

Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

He his really splendid. Wonderful colors and portrait

3 Jan 2018 9:36am

Olivier P from Tlse, France

Incredible catch !!! Great shot ! well done !

3 Jan 2018 10:24am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

what a marvellous mohican :)

3 Jan 2018 10:39am

Devi from Chennai, India

wow !! A fantastic image of this stunning bird :)))

3 Jan 2018 11:16am

Existence Artistique from Angers, France


3 Jan 2018 11:24am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Very beautiful portrait !

3 Jan 2018 11:29am

London Caller from United Kingdom

Did you see any tragopans there?

3 Jan 2018 12:09pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Eye popping colour! A gorgeous image of this equally gorgeous bird.

3 Jan 2018 12:59pm

Chetan from Gurgaon, India

Lovely colors

3 Jan 2018 2:06pm

Michael Skorulski from Toronto, Canada

I really like the detail and color. Amazing plumage.

3 Jan 2018 2:19pm

Annima from Toulouse, France


3 Jan 2018 3:05pm

franz from Baden, Austria

A wonderful avian portrait, Steven! Excellent focus, bokeh and light management that bring out the beauty of this exotic bird!

3 Jan 2018 3:49pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

5 stars from me. I saw one of these beautiful birds at a zoo a while back, but it moved too quickly for me to get anything near a good shot. This is stunning

3 Jan 2018 3:51pm

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

Wow !! Very impressive

3 Jan 2018 4:02pm

Roland-T from lOVERVAL, Belgium

A superb photo!
Happy new year!

3 Jan 2018 4:03pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A gorgeous capture of the feather details and the rich colors. Excellent.

3 Jan 2018 4:12pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A brilliant capture of this spectacular bird.

3 Jan 2018 5:48pm

Remus from Portugal

The red of the eyes, it gains immense prominence in the set of the blue of the feathers.
Wonderful crown.

3 Jan 2018 5:56pm

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

This one is very special
Beautiful colors

3 Jan 2018 5:58pm

willy from Belgium

une très belle capture de ce joli oiseau Steven..


3 Jan 2018 6:30pm

Aly from Annen, Netherlands

A nice bleu crow .
Its a beauty

3 Jan 2018 7:24pm

Lalena from Barcelona, Spain

Woww I never seen anithing like this!! Awesome portrait of this pigeon! SUPERB!!!!5*****

3 Jan 2018 7:30pm

suzanne from Belgium

De toute beauté !!!

3 Jan 2018 8:13pm

Marité from France

Waouh ! Quel oiseau extraordinaire !!!
Bonne journée !

3 Jan 2018 8:54pm

Mirjam from Kyiv, Ukraine


3 Jan 2018 9:07pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, Canada

That is a stunning bird. So beautiful. Very nicely shot as well.

3 Jan 2018 11:43pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

What a gorgeous bird! The colors are just beautiful! I just love the feathers on his head and those red eyes! A stunning portrait that you captured! 5*

4 Jan 2018 12:13am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

a beautiful bird photographed against a well selected background

4 Jan 2018 1:58am

Sam from Chennai, India

Stunning. Beautiful crown. Excellent. :)

5 Jan 2018 11:10am

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