Monday, 3 October 2016

Sad ending

A loud bang awoke us this morning and on investigation found a Wompoo Fruit Dove dead on our deck, as a result of flying into a window. Doves being large birds with slender necks seem to be common casualties of window crashes, where as many smaller birds get dazed and after a short while fly off. The Wompoo Fruit Dove Ptilinopus magnificus is a species of the rainforest and their margins and this was the first that I have seen on our property, a great disapointment that I was not photographing a live bird. They are absolutly beautiful even out shining many parrots.


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