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Columba guinea (Speckled pigeon, Rock pigeon) by Elizabeth Kendall
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The Speckled pigeon is common in many places in southern Africa, especially in South Africa. It usually lives in rocky, mountainous areas, but can also be found in buildings and gardens. It feeds mostly on seeds, rarely eating small fruits and flowers. The nest is usually placed on ledges, gullies or buildings, and is built by the female, with the male collecting the material. It lays 1-3 eggs, which are incubated by both sexes. The chicks are brooded for the first 6 days of their lives, after which brooding ceases. The nestling period is highly variable with different regions, full range 21-37 days.
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PHOTOGRAPHY:Birds in my garden
Canon PowerShot SX40H
FEATURED in Mozambique and neighbouring Countries
5 July 2012.

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  • Maree  Clarkson
    Maree Clarksonabout 2 years ago

    Ag toggie, kyk net daai voetjies! Hy’s pragtig Elizabeth en dis ’n pragtige foto!

  • Vir ander mense is dit doodgewone duiwe, vir my is hulle wonderwerke….I love them to bits!
    Thanks Maree for the fav and your constant support!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesabout 2 years ago


    Excellent photography,perfect focus,detail.dof and framing! Well done!

  • Many thanks for the lovely comment Magriet!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

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    Magaret Meintjesabout 2 years ago


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  • Thanks Margaret!! Spoiling me today!! xx

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