Common across eastern and northern Australia, this colourful dove is found in a range of habitats, but mostly those close to wetlands. It has a range of pleasant calls and, when not foraging quietly for seeds on the ground, will perch sedately for extended periods of time.
Bar-shouldered Dove (Geopelia humeralis) . Oxley Creek Common, Rocklea, Queensland, Australia. NIKON D500 + Nikon 200-500mm f/5.6 1/640 @ f/8 ISO 320 @ 750 mm (effective FL)
Photographer: Don Caswell
These birds will bathe then perch and preen extensively, providing many photo opportunities.
Camera Nikon D7200, lens Nikkor 300mm, f/8, 1/320 sec, ISO-283, handheld