My first "wow" moment with birds was seeing a Nicobar pigeon in the San Diego Zoo's Rainforest aviary. It was bathed in sunlight and was dazzling!!! So happy to have worked with them years later at the same zoo!
The Pink-headed Fruit Dove is a resident breeding endemic bird in Indonesia where it occurs in the mountain forests of Sumatra, Java and Bali at altitudes of 1000–2200 m. It builds a flimsy nest in a tree and lays one or sometimes two white eggs which are incubated for 20 days to hatching, with a further 15–16 days to fledging. It is a shy and inconspicuous species, generally seen singly or in pairs. This dove feeds on figs, small fruit and berries.
'Proud Pigeon' (2011) by photographer Susan Tong. "My boyfriend and I went to the Paradise Park Farm when we were in Koh Samui, Thailand. We rode our rented scooter all the way to the Farm and the place was amazing. These little pigeons were wondering around freely. It was great to see the animals have been taken care of." via the photographer's site
Victoria Crowned Pigeon by Janine Russell: Goura victoria is a large, bluish-grey pigeon with elegant blue lace-like crests, maroon breast and red iris. It is part of a genus of three unique very large, ground-dwelling pigeons native to the New Guinea region and is easily recognized by the unique white tips on its crests and by its deep 'whooping' call. Its name commemorates Queen Victoria. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victoria_crowned_pigeon #Bird #Crowned_Pigeon