Feeling rosy

By ColleenA
I visited Melbourne zoo today with a friend, they now have a Rose-crowned fruit dove in the butterfly enclosure. He loved the butterfly feeding table where he repeatedly sucked the honey nectar out the feeding holes. He frightened off this butterfly that was feeding ...

Tags: Birds Wildlife and nature Rose-crowned fruit dove

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19 Jul 2019 9:31AM


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Hes a cheeky but colourful bird, lovely image and write up.
19 Jul 2019 9:51AM
That's a new one for me Colleen, never seen one before.
19 Jul 2019 10:13AM
Nicely captured.
19 Jul 2019 10:14AM
Excellent birding , Colleen!SmileSmileSmile

Mollycat Plus
6 21 2 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2019 10:24AM
Colourful and a beautifully detailed capture Colleen.
Peter GrinGrin
onetreehill 11 11 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2019 11:00AM
That is such a harmonious mix of colours. Somewhat baffled me when I saw what looked like a pigeon crossed with a parrot. Good DOF as well. Enviable shot.
19 Jul 2019 11:08AM
a fine bird and excellent timing for the butterfly
TrevBatWCC Plus
11 13 12 England
19 Jul 2019 11:14AM

Quote:...like a pigeon crossed with a parrot...
My thoughts too! Much more attractive than the pigeons around here. A lovely detailed shot, Colleen, very well framed and captured 👍
Trev 😀
JuBarney Plus
8 33 4 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2019 11:50AM
Terrific capture
Nikonuser1 Plus
7 159 16 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2019 11:54AM
A great looking bird Colleen, so well capturedSmileSmile

Chinga Plus
8 3 1 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2019 12:46PM
Excellent well timed and well seen image Colleen...
Isabel GrinGrin
mistere Plus
6 4 3 England
19 Jul 2019 1:03PM
Nicely captured shot Colleen, Very well done.

Beautiful image
19 Jul 2019 1:30PM
Fabulous shot, Colleen. It's good when something happens like that.

An excellent image Colleen. I love the blurred wings of the butterfly, showing the speed it flew away. Pam
SUE118 Plus
11 8 1 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2019 3:06PM
Delightful capture.
19 Jul 2019 4:27PM
Two for one , butterfly and Bird! Hi red hat on top is marvellous Colleen , well captured
Cheers Walt
19 Jul 2019 5:33PM
Stunning capture of the beautiful pair, Colleen.Smile
19 Jul 2019 5:54PM
Beautifully captured Colleen Grin

Lillian Plus
10 23 17 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2019 6:06PM
beautifully presented with the movement
from the butterfly as well..
pamelajean Plus
13 1.2k 2094 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2019 7:53PM
I'm surprised that they have a bird in the butterfly enclosure, but they obviously know what they're doing.
I thought that the only birds who could suck were pigeons, but found this:-
"Most birds drink water by filling their bill with the liquid—often from morning dew on leaves—then tilting their head back, using gravity to send the liquid into their digestive tract. Pigeons and doves are among the few birds that can suck water while their head is down. They don’t need to look skyward to swallow."
That's why your dove can suck the honey.
19 Jul 2019 11:45PM
Terrific capture Colleen
LynneJoyce Plus
11 22 99 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2019 10:48AM
Super sharp capture of this lovely bird and great butterfly action too.

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