Brown Cuckoo-dove

Macropygia amboinensis.

This bird flutted down into a tree near me as I was stalking another bird.

See where this picture was taken.

View all photos taken: Monday, 23rd June 2008, This photo: 3:05pm

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  • Peter Hegarty said:
    That's a bit special - haven't seen one of those before.
  • David de Groot said:
    Aye, it flew into the tree near me and I thought, "ah just a pigeon" but then had a closer look. Not long after this he flew off into another tree and disappeared amongst the foliage.
  • Ror said:
    Going to have to remember your other photo archive so I can see the higher rez images.
    I adore photography being used for accurate profiling of all sorts. It really appeals to me.
    Your images of this style are just brilliant.
    Thanks for sharing DdG. :)
  • David de Groot said:
    You should be able to see the larger size now :)
  • Ror said:
    David... just WOW. Although now tonights bandwidth allocation will be dedicated to browsing you images.
    Thanks for the update, and for the great posts. (And I will head to a Bris Flickr meet up at some point I promise! Need to get Cyron to goad me a bit before the next one hehe)
  • David de Groot said:
    You're welcome :)
    Yeah, dunno when the next meetup is, but keep an eye on the group.
  • looby88 said:
    rather nice David, see you are making good use of this new lens of yours !
  • David de Groot said:
    I am indeed :) Helps that the birds hang out in the nice warm sun, giving one impetus to go out and shoot them.
  • petepothole said:
  • looby88 said:
    I always have the impetus, just not the nice warm sun, still i'm thinking an artificial beard may just help me in the camoflage department . what do you think ? ;P
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Pete :)
    haha Could do!