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Seychelles Blue Pigeon

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    The Seychelles Blue Pigeon (also known as Seychelles Blue Fruit Dove) is a medium-sized pigeon which inhabits woodland areas of the granitic Seychelles archipelago. It can be found either singly, in pairs or in small groups. Its diet consists mostly of seeds and fruit. Its nest is a flat platform made of sticks, with one or two eggs being present.

    The pigeon is about 10 inches (25 cm) in length. Its head and breast are silver-grey, and these feathers can be raised when the bird is excited, giving it a ruffled look. Its wings, under-body and tail are dark blue. It has a distinctive bright crimson patch of orbital skin extending from forehead to crown. Its bill is dull yellow and it has dark grey legs.

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    Thanks for the pictures, I have learned something new today!

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    Quote Originally Posted by christophe morio View Post
    Seychelles Blue Pigeon... This bird is so beautiful.
    I agree Christophe. Where did you run into this one?

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    I went to Seychelles with my wife to relax, fishing and play golf.... and I saw many Blue Pigeon, beautiful bird that you find only on the archipelago of seychelles.
    Quite uncommon, so nice to share with AH...

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    Thanks.
    Hope your break was relaxing.
    More birds of more colours on Africa and you just keep seeing more.
    Amazing.

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