Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Wild Bird Wednesday 342 - Emerald Ground Dove.

The Emerald Ground Dove or just Emerald Dove (Chalcophaps indica) is common on Lord Howe Island.  It lives up to it's longer common name as far as I am concerned, as I dont think I ever saw it more than a few feet above the ground.

These birds were busy in the bushes and undergrowth all over the place, but this tendency to like shady areas made them rather hard to photograph.  Too much movement, and not enough light!

As you can see they are rather splendid looking birds.










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(PS: I think that the process for linking in will be different from now on - there seem to have been a few changes in the way I have to create the link - and from what I can see the actual link up is a little different as well.  This blog post may help if you are having issues. SM)


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19 comments:

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Hi Stuart... theground dove is beautiful...we have ground doves here, but they aren’t that lovely!

I have a couple of unspectacular local birds this week, but I’m not able to link using this InLinkx upgrade .... I’ve tried on a couple of other memes and just can’t make it work. I’m in touch with the administrator and if I can figure it out I’ll be back, otherwise guess my days of joining are over. But not my days of visiting your blog! Can’t keep me away from that.

Margaret Adamson said...

Lovely bird Stewart but I had a Terrible time linking in in this new system!! It would not let me take a photo from today's post and because I schedule all my posts in, I had an awful time looking for a photograph. it took my at least 12 minutes so I hope you somehow can refine it so it is easier like you had it before.

Phil Slade said...

Don't know why Google keep changing things that don't need fixing. I got there in the end.

That's a smart looking dove Stewart. Love that sleek green look.

Missy George said...

Much prettier than our Doves..More illusive as well, it seems..

Missy George said...

No problem adding my Link..maybe because I never got sucked in to Google+...who knows?

David Gascoigne said...

They are beautiful indeed, Stewart, as is everything else about Lord Howe Island.

Marie Smith said...

Such a beautiful green on that dove!

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Such beautiful color, not expected to see it in a dove. Splendid images!

Sharon Wagner said...

I always think doves and pigeons are overlooked. I think they are beautiful.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
You did good Stewart... I barely even saw them with the naked eye, never mind get one in lens!!! YAM xx

Rhodesia said...

What a pretty dove, love to colours. Hope all is well on your side of the world. Cheers Diane

Nora said...

Love the colors on the dove. I had no trouble linking once I figured out I just had to make sure I was logged into my Google account. Then it gives you the option to sign in either with FB or Google and I chose Google as I was already logged in and then it went smoothly. :)

italiafinlandia said...

It is amazing how many different types of doves exist in the world... Thanks for sharing this new and colourful bird!

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

Wonderful bird, notseen a wild bird with green wings, (exceot ducks)

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Wow

You're wild on Wednesday. Calm yourself down, sir.

Cloudia said...

Wonderful bird! TOO bad your new linking regime prevents my linking up! Ima miss participating in this...💓

Linda said...

Such a colorful dove! Our doves are gray... maybe 50 shades, but still gray.

I was able to link but Blogger inserted my Gmail address (which I rarely use) and would not let me change it.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I finally got it figured out.

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

This is beautiful dovel!!! Thanks for sharing!..

Cheers