Guria by bobfoto

Guria

I have posted a shot of a Guria before but I really dug the light on this one. A real showcase on just how pretty the world's biggest Pigeon can be. These guys are larger than a Rooster, and thankfully they only make a noise like a Pigeon.

Gorgeous bird.

Photo taken 8 December 2007.
That's an awesome shot and yep, that light is great. Really grabbed my attention. Fav :)
December 12th, 2012  
@ozziehoffy - Thanks Cassandra! They are a lovely bird indeed!
December 12th, 2012  
beautiful creature ....
December 12th, 2012  
@gavincci - they sure are... for a pigeon.
December 12th, 2012  
ooo that eye and hairdo ok weird bird noise.....gibbagibbagibbagibbaclahvlah!
December 12th, 2012  
@houdiniem - you may need to up your meds.... ;)
December 12th, 2012  
much better than the usual 'rats of the sky' urban pigeon, very impressive creature
December 12th, 2012  
An amazing bird and completely unknown to me!
December 12th, 2012  
wow those eyes are amazing!! :)
December 12th, 2012  
I think that bird is a bit of an ancient egypt buff, the headress reminds me of the shape of those worn by the pharaohs and their courtesans as does the heavy black kohl around the eyes..... well they do say the ancient egyptians travelled to many places, perhaps they visited PNG and saw these dudes and that is where they got their headers and eye make up designs??
December 12th, 2012  
@maggiemae - I remember seeing a big large pigeon in New Zealand when I was younger... but these guys are bigger!

@agentzuckerguss - They sure are!

@lbmcshutter - Maybe back then, Egypt was covered in jungles and these birds lived there... but the Pharaohs realised that de-forestation was the future, so they relocated some big blue pigeons to PNG just to preserve one thing???
December 12th, 2012  
Amazing capture and bird. Love his headress.
December 12th, 2012  
Beautiful light, beautiful hairdo.
December 12th, 2012  
So so beautiful, it almost has a ghost-like appearance.
December 12th, 2012  
Waw! What a head-dress! Beauttiful.
December 12th, 2012  
Pretty shot - and very intense gaze in that bright eye :)
I particularly like the hat!
December 12th, 2012  
Wonderful light- the eye is amazing. I recall your prior posting as a beautiful bird.
December 12th, 2012  
wonderful !
December 12th, 2012  
Gorgeous capture. Fav. for me.
December 12th, 2012  
What a stunning bird. Great closeup detail
December 12th, 2012  
Stunning bird and a terrific shot of it! Was this in the wild or captivity?
December 12th, 2012  
A spectacular bird,great capture!!
December 12th, 2012  
There are some weird and wonderful creatures in PNG, and this is one of them nicely captured!!
December 12th, 2012  
LOL, love her colours!!
December 12th, 2012  
@sangwann - Thanks Dione.

@kjarn @judithdeacon @mejbronant @alia_801 @jannkc @cocobella @girlie @tigerdreamer - Oh thank you ladies, I do appreciate all of your wonderful comments! :D

@grammyn - This one was in captivity, and these guys would often appear in resorts and hotels around PNG. Often caged at night time, to prevent theft, and then allowed to roam the grounds during the day.

@carolmw @georgews @centermd - Thanks Carol, GPix and Micah :)
December 12th, 2012  
how exciting it must be to happen upon one of them!
December 12th, 2012  
It really is gorgous, never seen one of these before, fantastic lighting.
December 12th, 2012  
Pigeaons as big as roosters? An urban nightmare, even if it is gorgeous.
December 13th, 2012  
The head dress is amazing - what a beautiful bird
December 13th, 2012  
@grammyn - It would be cool to see one in the wild!

@dalboy - Thanks Graeme.

@rvwalker - They are a majestic bird! And mmmmassssive!

@shirleytemple - Thanks Shirley, they are a pretty bird indeed!
December 13th, 2012  
@bobfoto .....;)
December 13th, 2012  
Gorgeous colours, and very impressive hair do!
December 13th, 2012  
@houdiniem - Caw Caw!

@onie - Thanks Leonie :)
December 13th, 2012  
Oh wow that is such a stunning bird.. SO flamboyant.
December 13th, 2012  
@michelleyoung - They sure are!
December 14th, 2012  
Holy crap! That bird needs some Visine!
December 14th, 2012  
@espyetta - LOL! Oh that's so funny! Thank you for the laugh this morning. We are waking up this Saturday morning to the horrific news about another school shooting in the US, and your comment has brought a smile to my face. Thank you.
December 14th, 2012  
@bobfoto yes...because I am a schoolteacher here, I did not hear a out the shooting. To I got off era,y for an eye appointment....It is an event that I cannot Maine really happens and my heart breaks for all of them...Evette survivors. They will never get over it. I live in suburbs of Atlanta and was in a "lock down" once a out a decade ago when a man robbed a bank and was loose in the area of that school where I worked at the time....and once we had sighted a tornado and went into "the position" huddled on the floor of the boy's bathroom ( in drills..we sit in the hall, but when we really realize a tornado is upon us, you should see us run for the safety of the bathroom!) that us when you realize you wish you could run and call your husband and take care of yourself, but you take care of those kids first and foremost...I cannot imagine the horror these people went through...
December 15th, 2012  
Oops! I M on my iPad and still have dilated eyes! I just saw all of the autocorrect mistakes up there! what a mess! I meant I did it hear of it until I got out of school early for the eye Dr. App't and I could not imagine what they lived through...I need to get off of here with this messed up eyesight !
December 15th, 2012  
@espyetta - Oh I understand MaryBeth, that autocorrect function is pretty funny!
December 15th, 2012  
another amazing bird shot, Jason......the birds in PNG make those in this part of the world look dull!
December 15th, 2012  
@mjmaven - oh but I love seeing the Robins and Hummingbirds from other parts!
December 15th, 2012  
That is an absolutely stunning looking pigeon....the light is fabulous on it!!
December 15th, 2012  
@turning_40 - Would be good to see these on a statue or two in the city eh?
December 15th, 2012  
Fantastic headress....makes me think of Galadrial but that may just be because Ive just seen the Hobbit :)
December 16th, 2012  
@palusami - Is that movie out already? I thought it was a Boxing Day release???
December 16th, 2012  
Lovely shot!!! Haha.. love her head-dress!
December 20th, 2012  
@monkeykid - Thanks Therese, they are sweet birds.
December 20th, 2012  
Wow! Gorgeous. I'd better not let Cathy see the eye make up!!
December 28th, 2012  
@filsie65 - why not?
December 28th, 2012  
He's an interesting looking bird! I wouldn't have thought the pigeon family was so varied.
January 3rd, 2013  
@hellcat - there are some large rare pigeons in New Zealand too... sound like drums when flying.
January 3rd, 2013  
What do you mean by "large"?
January 4th, 2013  
@hellcat - chicken size...
January 4th, 2013  
Why is everything bigger out there?!
January 4th, 2013  
@hellcat - less people, more room for natural enlargement.
January 4th, 2013  
I'm going to be looking that up after I finish some stuff... I think you pulled that out yer arse. :p
January 5th, 2013  
@hellcat - sure did.
January 5th, 2013  
All those searches turned up bupkis.
January 6th, 2013  
@hellcat - bupkis eh? Mind if I google that?
January 6th, 2013  
Not at all. :D
January 6th, 2013  
@hellcat - I learned something new today!
January 6th, 2013  
wooowhoooo! gotta keep that brain sharp old man. ;)
January 7th, 2013  
@hellcat - that'll do now...
January 7th, 2013  
;)
January 12th, 2013  
or this one?

@amandal
July 13th, 2013  
This one is nice, but it was the other.
July 13th, 2013  
July 13th, 2013  
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