This rather plump looking pigeon is a Common Bronzewing – which just goes to show that ‘common’ in the name does not always mean dull or uninteresting.
I was pleased with this picture because the first thing you see of these birds is normally their rump disappearing into the distance. They tend to sit tight as you approach and then burst with surprising speed from cover. The moment they land, they disappear! This one was looking round the edge of a camp fire for scraps, so I think that’s why I was able to get within lens range.
Not sure what’s going on in the background – maybe a small earthquake that I was unaware of!
You can find more birds from around the world at World Bird Wednesday.
You can also see the most recent post on my other blog by clicking the Paying Ready Attention picture on the RHS of the screen.
Enjoy the birds.