View Full Version : Yellowfooted green pegions: mating

Bhargava Srivari
08-09-2011, 03:41 PM
We were blessed to observe the behavior of this pair during my trip to bandipur in may 2011. It was early evening when I spotted one pegion perched on top of a dry tree and asked our driver to stop the jeep. Seconds later, another bird flew to the same perch and sat beside the first bird. I then started clicking and realised that I needed to change the settings. In that time, the male offered some food (?) to the female, which the female accepted. Immediately, the male mounted itself on the female, and the mating happened :)

canon 60D, canon 100-400 L IS USM
f6.3, 1/1000sec, EV +0.7, ISO 400, 400mm, cropped.

Mrudul Godbole
08-09-2011, 09:37 PM
Nice documentation. I have mostly seen them on dry trees. Its good you could observe their behaviour. Thanks for sharing.

Saktipada Panigrahi
10-09-2011, 12:04 AM
Nice documentation.Yellow-footed Green Pigeon(Treron phoenicoptera),called Harial in Bengali and Samanya Haryal in Hindi, is a beautiful and attractive bird usually seen in flocks,prefers Fig bearing trees.I love to see this Bird and in fact observed for long periods at Kaziranga and Sudhanyakhali in the Sundarbans in March ,2007and March, 2010 respectively. Thanks for sharing.SaktiWild

Atul Sinai
12-09-2011, 02:51 PM
Very well doccumented and captured. Thanks for sharing Bhargava.


Roopak Gangadharan
14-09-2011, 12:55 PM
nice record bhargava.