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[Photo No. B-823]

  1. © Winston D. Munnings (Matted Print). Notwithstanding the actual print size, this image will be placed between two layers of Matte Board (as seen below) cut to a standard 20″ × 16″ or 508mm x 406mm size ready for customized framing.

The Nicobar Pigeon (Caloenas nicobarica) is a pigeon found on small islands and in coastal regions from the Nicobar Islands, east through the Malay Archipelago, to the Solomons and Palau. It is the only living member of the genus Caloenas. This is a large pigeon, measuring 40 cm in length. The head is grey, like the upper neck plumage, which turns into green and copper hackles towards the breast. The breast and remiges are dark grey. The tail is very short and pure white. The rest of its plumage is metallic green. The cere of the dark bill forms a small blackish knob; the strong legs and feet are dull red. The irides are dark. Females are slightly smaller than males; they have a smaller bill knob, shorter hackles and browner underparts. Immature birds have a black tail and lack almost all iridescence. There is hardly any variation across the birds’ wide range. Even the Palau subspecies C. n. pelewensis has merely shorter neck hackles, but is otherwise almost identical. It is not a very vocal species, giving a low-pitched repetitive call.

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birds, feathers, wings, nicobar pigeon, pigeons

Originally from the The Islands I was born in Nassau, historic Capital of the 700 Islands Of The Bahamas Archipelago. I am a former Print Media Journalist & Broadcast Journalist (News Anchor & Editor) for radio and television. I am also retired as Consul General after two decades in the Diplomatic Service of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas. I studied Photography at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale (A College of Professional Studies) and at the New York Institute of Photography.

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Comments

  • paolo1955
    paolo1955almost 4 years ago

    Hats off to a stunning photo

  • Thank you Paolo and thank you also for the other comments about my work.

    – Winston D. Munnings

  • Virginia N. Fred
    Virginia N. Fredalmost 4 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS

  • Thank you for honoring my work. It is greatly appreciated.

    – Winston D. Munnings

  • jeanlphotos
    jeanlphotosalmost 4 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature…Well Deserved for sure.Stunning image

  • Thank you! Your comments are greatly appreciated. Thanks for visiting my page on RB.

    – Winston D. Munnings

  • Dennis Stewart
  • Thanks for acknowledging.

    – Winston D. Munnings

  • vaggypar
    vaggyparalmost 4 years ago

    Great work ..!!

  • Thank You.

    – Winston D. Munnings

  • Gary  Davey (Jordy2010)
    Gary Davey (J...almost 4 years ago

    Wonderful capture Winston,such an unusual looking bird, amazing plumage. Congratulations on the feature.Well done, and thank you for sharing :)

  • Thanks for your comments.

    – Winston D. Munnings

  • Paulette1021
    Paulette1021almost 4 years ago

    Beautifully Captured !!

  • Thank you. This one is fast becoming my all time favorite (lol)

    – Winston D. Munnings

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBalmost 4 years ago

    October 3, 2010

  • Thank you ever so much for featuring my work in The Birds group. It is greatly appreciated.

    – Winston D. Munnings

  • Paulo van Breugel
    Paulo van Breugelalmost 4 years ago

    Stunning details and colors, beautiful picture

  • Thanks Paulo.
    Greatly appreciate your comments about this image.

    – Winston D. Munnings

  • David Lewins
    David Lewinsalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful details and capture, congratulations on the Features, very well deserved.

  • Many thanks David and much appreciated.

    – Winston D. Munnings

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