Zebra Dove – allopreening

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A pair of adult Zebra Dove (Geopelia striata) allopreening. Image shows a male preening a female. The preening was reciprocated. Sexing done using Gibbs, D., Barnes, E. and Cox, J. (2001). Pigeons and doves: a guide to the pigeons and … Continued

Banded Woodpecker – at bird bath

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An older video and DSLR images of a male Banded Woodpecker (Chrysophlegma miniaceum malaccense) at our home bird bath and drinking pond. Many birds come, including the odd raptor. Video here: https://youtu.be/dZT-Mj6NvT0 Sadly as more mature trees in the neighbourhood are … Continued