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Emerald Dove  (Chalcophaps indica indica) | by Lip Kee
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Emerald Dove (Chalcophaps indica indica)

The thought has occurred that such a brightly coloured bird has little chance surviving in the jungle. However, watching it move amongst leaf litter and undergrowth, an appreciation dawned of how low light and the brownish background interact to make the bird near invisible when it is foraging.

 

Emerald Dove

Chalcophaps indica

Sime Forest, Singapore

5th. November 2008

  

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Taken on November 5, 2008