Rock Dove or Pigeon

Rock Dove, Pigeon
Another species found in a large number in Mumbai, but, it's beautiful.
Rock Doves, more commonly known as Pigeons or Rock Pigeons are pale grey birds with black bars on each wing. These birds are very easily seen almost everywhere in the world. To me, these are the birds I practice some bird photography with when I don't get to see any of those exotic and colorful species around. Pigeons are known to stay steady in the same place for a long time and thus very easily photographed. 

It's also absolutely amazing to see them in flight as the way they spread their wings to fly makes them look very beautiful. The white under-wing with a dark thick border gives an awesome look to this bird when in flight. 

We had a pair of pigeons staying in our balcony where the female had laid 2 eggs. We gave them some space to stay till the eggs would hatch but all those days we had a hard time cleaning up the mess.

Anyways, sharing some photos of this beautiful looking but very common bird:

Pigeons on a roof

Pigeon on a cable
Pigeon on a cable

Group of Pigeons
Pigeons in a group

Pigeon in flight
Pigeon in flight

Pigeon landing on a roof
Pigeon landing on a roof

Umbrella Pose of a Pigeon
Pigeon in flight: Umbrella Pose

Pigeon in flight above a roof
Pigeon in flight above a roof

7  comments:

  1. cool curious look in the first picture :)

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  2. wow! after going through your photographs, i have to agree that a pigeon in flight is truly an amazing sight!

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  3. Beautiful captures of these birds in flight. I've always been fond of pigeons.

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