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Zoe's imperial pigeon; London Zoo; 26th February 2012

Zoe's imperial pigeon; London Zoo; 26th February 2012
Tim May, 26 Feb 2012
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    • IanRRobinson
      Excellent shot !
    • Tim May
      Thank you very much, Ian. :)

      Given that (to the best of my knowledge) it is the only Zoe’s imperial pigeon on exhibit in a zoo outside S.E. Asia, it is strange that this animal is not publicised more.
    • Blackduiker
      Great shot!
    • Pertinax
      Whereabouts in the Zoo is it- North Bank aviaries?
    • Maguari
      The very same. It hid from me and devilfish last time but I've got a flying RP visit pencilled in on the way back from Vietnam and this bird will be one of my priorities!

      (I have seen it and photographed it (poorly) before, but given its rarity you never know when it will be your last chance)

      Lovely shot, Tim!
    • Tim May
      Maybe I’ve just been lucky, but I’ve seldom known this pigeon to hide so have rarely experienced any difficulty in seeing it on my visits to London Zoo; it is generally quite obvious, sitting peacefully on its favourite perch.

      However I was especially fortunate on this occasion as it was posing perfectly in the (surprisingly bright) February sunshine. It was unusually active this time too and aggressively chased away a turaco that temporarily occupied its normal perch.

      (Many thanks too to both ‘Blackduiker’ and ‘Maguari’ for their kind comments about my photograph.)
    • Maguari

      We left it too late in the day I think. Will be my first stop (after the Clore!) this time!
    • Pertinax
      I'd better add mine too!:D

      Will look out for this bird next time as I have to admit I have never seen/noticed it before.:eek:
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