Monday, 7 October 2013

Seems strange to be more than 2,000 kilometres away from my recently ridged spuds. One of the first things we see in the garden is not quite as colourful as our New Zealand pigeon, but beautiful, nonetheless.

Known locally as the barking pigeon, Wikipedia calls it the Barking Imperial Pigeon. They're endemic to Fiji, and are quite often heard in the still air of the morning for quite surprising distances.


  1. Another great shot Dad. I can't imagine a "bark" emitting from such a nice-looking bird though.

  2. Actually, to my mind, the Golden Dove sounds more like a mutt than the Barking Pigeon.

    I was just lucky with that shot of the pigeon, He flopped into a tree about 20 metres away, happily perched on a frond facing us sitting here on the veranda. I was able to sneak 5 m closer by just moving very slowly. He knew I was up to something, but couldn't quite make out what.