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Nicobar Pigeon

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 8 January 2018 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

An unusual bird spotted at the Niagara Falls Bird Kingdom. Under certain lighting conditions, its wing colors had a beautiful iridescence. Many thanks to Franz who identified it for me!

Photo captured on September 28, 2017.

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

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Denny Jump from Bellevue, WA, United States

Wow! A neautiful bird but I am afraid that I am clueless regarding the kind of bird ;-)

8 Jan 2018 5:10am

Ginnie from Netherlands

It's the kind of thing you wouldn't believe unless you saw it with your own eyes!

8 Jan 2018 6:51am

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

Waaauw....what a colors

8 Jan 2018 7:27am

claudine/canelle from Lorient, France

Wouah...superbe !!
Bonne journée

8 Jan 2018 7:46am

By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Wow! Wonderful colors and magnificent bird well captured

8 Jan 2018 8:32am

Gérard from Allauch, France

More staturated than a rainbow but superb !

8 Jan 2018 8:40am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Wow - beautiful - some sort of Phoenix bird!

8 Jan 2018 9:52am

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Il est superbe !

8 Jan 2018 11:18am

Marité from France

Il ne semble pas être un oiseau de mauvaise augure :-)
Bonne journée.

8 Jan 2018 11:41am

franz from Baden, Austria

Fantastic and very handsome, and according to this site it's a rainbow-feathered Nicobar pigeon.

8 Jan 2018 2:17pm

@franz: Many thanks for finding this out, Franz!!

Chantal B. from Vitry le François, France

Ses couleurs métalliques sont superbes.

8 Jan 2018 2:39pm

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

bien ces couleurs

8 Jan 2018 3:37pm

willy from Belgium

je n'ai aucune idée

une belles prise de ce oiseau magnifique Steven


8 Jan 2018 4:31pm

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

An extraordinary bird. I think that Franz is right.

8 Jan 2018 4:34pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Incredibly vivid plumage, and an excellent avian portrait !

8 Jan 2018 5:20pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Speaking of exotic! This is such a gorgeous bird.

8 Jan 2018 5:55pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

It reminds me of a pigeon, but no clue as to what it is. The colors are vibrant and beautiful.

8 Jan 2018 6:31pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful focus, colors & details!
Lovely bird !!!!!

8 Jan 2018 7:56pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

A gorgeous image. This bird has the most beautiful colors! He does resemble a pigeon but I have never seen anything like him before. A gorgeous portrait!

8 Jan 2018 9:57pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Fantatic image of this beautiful bird. Gorgeous colours. Excellent. :)

9 Jan 2018 2:32am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

what gorgeous colors

9 Jan 2018 2:59am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, Canada

That is amazing.

9 Jan 2018 4:14am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

I have never dreamed of such a bird. It's great that you introduced it. Amazing colors.

9 Jan 2018 6:39am

Lalena from Barcelona, Spain

Amazing bird!!!

9 Jan 2018 7:15am

London Caller from United Kingdom

Do you like bird-watching? :)

9 Jan 2018 1:49pm

Remus from Portugal

For me, it is the first time I see a photo of this bird. I did not know that this pigeon existed in the world. It's a super colorful pigeon. Much prettier than the "normal" gray or white.

9 Jan 2018 6:01pm

Elizabeth Buckalew from Flagstaff, United States

What a gorgeous animal! You captured it's colors beautifully!

13 Jan 2018 5:13am