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Strange birds

Gorgeous birds they had over there, some I had never seen before, like these two

Strange birds

Gorgeous birds they had over there, some I had never seen before, like these two

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I'd love wearing feathers on my head this way ;-)
Chantal Huijbregts: Cool it is for sure.
They are beautiful!
Chantal Huijbregts: they were new to me, I liked the colors a lot too
  • sam
  • India
  • 27 Nov 2011, 10:13
Beautiful birds
Nice capture
Chantal Huijbregts: thanks a lot Sam
Pigeons by Lady Gaga?
Chantal Huijbregts: not familiar with her work smile
I love the head plumage.
Chantal Huijbregts: me too, cool hair do
  • Fokko
  • The Netherlands
  • 27 Nov 2011, 17:56
Ja, die zijn best een beetje vreemd smile
Chantal Huijbregts: vreemde 'eend' in de bijt...
Very exotic, but they have mean eyes.
Chantal Huijbregts: they do indeed Sheila
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 27 Nov 2011, 22:00
Definitely strange..but in an 'exotic' sort of way. What gorgeous red eyes..and I love their head-dress!
Chantal Huijbregts: the hair dress was the attraction
strange but beautiful Chantal....petersmile
Chantal Huijbregts: thanks a lot Peter
Those birds are indeed strange! Nice capture!
I know these birds.

They are "Victoria crowned pigeons".

They come from Papua New Guinea, it was a British colony in the past.

The birds were named after Queen Victoria.

There are many "great" animals/ plants named after her in the 18th century. wink
I do love that blue, and it looks great set against the green.

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