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Seychelles Blue Pigeon A lovely unique pigeon that looks like nothing else - called by the locals the French flag bird due to the colors. They are very common all over the island of Praslin where we stayed and frequently hung around the pool while we relaxed in the sun. One of the easiest of the SEychelles endemics to observe. Alectroenas pulcherrimus,Geotagged,Seychelles,Seychelles blue pigeon,Spring,praslin Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Seychelles Blue Pigeon

A lovely unique pigeon that looks like nothing else - called by the locals the French flag bird due to the colors. They are very common all over the island of Praslin where we stayed and frequently hung around the pool while we relaxed in the sun. One of the easiest of the SEychelles endemics to observe.

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  1. Awesome, it does not even look that much like a pigeon. It's funny how pigeons keep surprising, it's like a seemingly endless supply :) Posted one month ago
    1. Yeah, pigeons all look pretty similar in Europe and North America, but in the South East Asian islands they can look really bizarre. Alas, the most bizarre, the Dodos (they were most closely related to pigeons), are long gone (despite my photos!). Apparently, no one knows what they actually looked like since no skins survived and all we have in museums are skeletons. Posted one month ago
      1. I heard the same thing is true for dinosaurs, we just fantasize about their skin texture, color and patterns, but really are just guessing. Posted one month ago
  2. Well, you are basically correct about dinosaurs, but rather amazingly, I recently heard that using biochemical techniques they were able to analyze some fossilized pigment molecules from a dinosaur skin fossil and could determine that it had a dark and light stripe pattern. Posted one month ago

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The Seychelles blue pigeon is a medium-sized pigeon which inhabits woodland areas of the granitic Seychelles archipelago.

Similar species: Pigeons And Doves
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Uploaded Mar 19, 2017. Captured Nov 21, 2013 12:35 in Unnamed Road, Grand Anse, Seychelles.
  • Canon PowerShot SX30 IS
  • f/5.8
  • 1/403s
  • ISO80
  • 150.5mm