Wampoo Fruit Dove
Really crappy shot I'm afraid. I shot it from my veranda through a pair of small binoculars, thus the poor focus and crappy image quality. (Yes, I held the eyepiece of a pair of binoculars onto the front of my 50mm lens and then carefully tweaked the manual focus ring until it looked reasonable - not an easy task while holding the camera with the other hand).
This bird on the other hand is magnificent. It's much larger than a regular pigeon and has the most colourful plumage, almost parrot like (I mistook it for a female king parrot initially until I fetched some binoculars). Under the wings is a combination of bright yellow and a magenta.
View all photos taken: Friday, 19th October 2007, This photo: 1:46pm