Wednesday, December 07, 2022

Pigeon

Pigeon

Pigeon
A7R4 in APS-C mode
A1 in APS-C mode  12 Jun 2022

 

FE 200-600/5.6-6.3 G
GM 600/4. 10 Sept 2022
 
MT190CXPRO3/BHQ2
190XPROB/GHFG1.  14 Dec 2022
MT190CXPRO3/GHFG1. May 2022
 

 

 

 

Pink-necked Green Pigeon

Commonest green pigeon in Singapore. Bluish-grey head of amle integrades into pinkish neck, which contrasts with the orange patch on the breast. Wings pale green with balck flight feathers. Undertail coverts chestnut. In flight, black subterminal tail band distinguishes it from other green pigeons. Female is largely green.

     f7.1 1/500. @493mm, ISO 1000, Keppel Discovery Wetlands, 11 Feb 2022

 

Male, A6400, f8 1/500. @600mm, ISO 800, Hampstead Wetlands Park, 17 Dec 2020  

     f8 1/500. @600mm, ISO 1600, Hampstead Wetlands Park, 17 Dec 2021

 

Female, A6400, f8 1/500. @600mm, ISO 800, Hampstead Wetlands Park, 17 Dec 2020

 

      f8 1/500. @600mm, ISO 1600, Hampstead Wetlands Park, 17 Dec 2021

 

 

 

 

 

Pied Imperial Pigeon

Unmistakable white pigeon with black wing tips and tail. Both sexes entirely creamy white, with black flight feathers and lower half of the tail. Bill and feet bluish grey.

f11 1/1600. @600mm, TC 1.4x, ISO 1250, Sungei Ulu Pandan Faber Heights, 27 Jul 2022

 

A6400, f8 1/1600. @433mm, ISO 3200, Keppel Discovery Wetlands, MT190CXPRO/BHQ2, 17 Sept 2021

 

 

 

A6400, f8 1/1600. @433mm, ISO 2000, Keppel Discovery Wetlands, MT190CXPRO/BHQ2, 17 Sept 2021

 

f11 1/1600. @600mm, TC 1.4x, ISO 1250, Sungei Ulu Pandan, Faber Heights, 27 Jul 2022

 

 

 

Zebra Dove

The smaller of the two native urban doves. It has uniformly light brown plumage with heavy barring on the upperparts as well as the sides of its neck and flanks. Its eye-ring and base of the bill are distinctive shade of light blue.

A7R2, f5.6/8 1/500. ISO 250, Nikkor 600/5.6 IF-ED AIS, Full Frame, Woodlands Waterfront, 18 Nov 2018

 

A7R2, f8 1/500. @400mm, FE 100-400/4.5-5.6 GM, TC 1.4x, ISO 3200,

Woodlands Waterfront, Berlebach Report 8013/Erde-3065 Ball, 9 Sept 2017

 

 

 

 

Spotted Dove

The larger and more common of the two native urban doves. It can be distinguished from the smaller Zebra Dove by its larger size, pinkish-brown head and underparts, and black neck collar that is heavily spotted.

A6400, f6.3 1/500. @362mm, ISO 1000, Botanic Garden Swan Lake, 23 Oct 2020

 

A7R2, f4 1/500. ISO 320, Batis 135/2.8 Apo Sonnar T*, Botanic Garden Symphony Lake, 27 Aug 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jambu Fruit Dove

A colourful pigeon with a distinct-red face in both sexes. Male is largely green on the upperparts, contrasting sharply with white underparts, washed pink at the breast. Female is mostly green except for underparts, which are dirty white.

Male, f7.1 1/500. @600mm, ISO 1250, Dairy Farm Nature Park, 16 Jun 2022

 

f10 1/320. @600mm, TC 1.4x, ISO 800, Full Frame, Dairy Farm Nature Park, 16 Jun 2022

 

 

 

 

 

Common Emerald Dove

A colourful pigeon of the forest flo0r. Head, neck and breast of male a rich vinous-pink contrasting with white forehead and shoulder patch. Bill bright red. Wings and back a rich iridescenbt green. Female is similar to the male, but has a grey forehead patch.

f5.6 1/250. ISO 12800, GM 600. TC 1.4x, Admiralty Park, 16 Oct 2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Red Turtle Dove

The only pigeon with a black collar on the hindback, sometimes confused wiht Spotted Dove. Wings and back rufous, lightly contrasting with light bluish-grey head. Rump and tail grey, with white edge to tail tip which is visible in flight and a diagnostic feature. Female has a less rich plumage and are pale brown on the wings and back.

A6400, f6.3 1/320. @600mm, ISO 1250, Neo Tiew Harvest Lane,

Berlebach Report 8013/erde-3065, 8 Feb 2020

 

A6400, f8 1/1600. @600mm, ISO 800, Neo Tiew Harvest Lane,

Berlebach Report 8013/erde-3065, 8 Feb 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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