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Thursday, 18 September 2014


This bright bird you are unlikely to meet a simple zoo - rozovogolovy speckled pigeon (lat. Ptilinopus jambu) does not want to live in captivity. And even though the first couple of wayward birds brought to Europe back in 1870, until now no one has yet managed to get them to bring offspring. Do not want to and that's it. Therefore, all we can do - is to admire the colorful rozovogolovym dove in the pictures or go to Southeast Asia, where he lived these amazing birds.Area distribution passes through Malaysia from Thailand to Sumatra and Borneo. It is not that they are too common, and yet met with them - not at all uncommon. Especially if you look for them in the primary and secondary forests and mangrove swamps. Body length rozovogolovogo Spotted dove about 24 cm. Back, neck and upper part of the neck are painted in a dark green color. The outer tail feathers on the end decorated with a gray stripe. Bright pink face, around the eyes are white circles. Iris reddish-brown color. Throat birds black-and-brown color, but the chest and abdomen are usually white, but sometimes mid chest can be a delicate pink hue. The beak is yellow, the lower part of the tail reddish-brown color. Curiously, the male from the female is virtually no different, except that the ladies plumage slightly dimmer than their partners. Young birds face is white, pink, it will be only when they reach sexual maturity age. Eat rozovogolovye colorful pigeons only fruits that were collected both on the branches of trees and on the forest floor. Well, as the fruit can not be ripe all year round in one and the same place, birds have to lead a nomadic lifestyle. They migrate in large flocks, covering a good distance: doves, ringed in Malaysia, later found in Sumatra - eight hundred kilometers from the place of banding. But they prefer to spend the winter in Borneo. Rozovogolovye colorful pigeons nest in trees or bushes. The construction of the nest of young twigs and grass are engaged by both parents. In laying just one little egg. Incubate his future father and mother alternately for at least ten days.Unfortunately, on the feeding of chicks and raising nothing more is known: in the wild observations were not carried out, while in captivity they are, as already mentioned, do not reproduce. pity that lifestyle rozovogolovyh colorful pigeons so little understood. On the streets every day roam quite usual for all pigeons, and no one suspects that they have such bright relatives that can rival the beauty of plumage even parrots. So it turns out that a simple city dweller (so that there is urban, rural too) have not heard anything about such a beautiful blue - where them to see something burdened with worries Europeans? And yet, they are not alone - kind of colorful pigeons includes about 50 species of their brothers and sisters. Among them sineshapochnye and Red Cap, and zheltogrudye chernouhie, zhemchuzhnokrylye and even warty colorful pigeons. So the next time you feed the pigeons, just remember their relatives amazing with a pink head and dark-green wings. Source

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