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Phaps chalcoptera [Common Bronzewing]

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#1 DaveO

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Posted 09 February 2018 - 00:06

Oldfield, D. 2018. Phaps chalcoptera Latham, 1790 (Columbidae) Common Bronzewing. Fauna feathers photographed in visible and ultraviolet light. http://www.ultraviol...mon-bronzewing/

Maldon, Victoria, Australia
17 February 2017
Australian bird feathers

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The Common Bronzewing is a large, heavy terrestrial pigeon common across much of Australia. It exhibits iridescent bronze circles on the wing coverts and tertials. The male emits a series of deep, low, down-slurred ooms, repeated at intervals of about 2 seconds. The feathers photographed here were from a deceased bird found in the garden one morning, probably the result of a night-time predator attack.

Visible Light: Nikon D750 Full Spectrum Modification, Nikon Rayfact PF10545 MF-UV 105 mm f/4.5 lens, Metz 15 MS-1 flash, 1/200 s @ f/16 ISO 200, Baader UV/IR Cut Filter.
Attached Image: Common_bronzewing_Vis_2.jpg
Image Reference: DO64293

Ultraviolet Light: Nikon D750 Full Spectrum Modification, Nikon Rayfact PF10545 MF-UV 105 mm f/4.5 lens, Nissin Di866 Mark II flash, 1/200s @ f/16 ISO 200, Baader UV-Pass Filter.
Attached Image: Common_bronzewing_UV_2.jpg
Image Reference: DO64296

Ultraviolet Induced Visible Fluorescence: Nikon D750 Full Spectrum Modification, Nikon Rayfact PF10545 MF-UV 105 mm f/4.5 lens with Baader UV/IR Cut Filter, Nichia NCSU033A UV-LED with Baader UV-Pass Filter, 10.0 s @ f/16 ISO 1600.
Attached Image: Common_bronzewing_UVIVFL_2.jpg
Image Reference: DO6298

Reference:
Menkhorst, P., Rogers, D., Clarke, R., Davies, J., Marsack, P. and Franklin, K. The Australian Bird Guide, 2017, CSIRO Publishing, p. 290

Published 9 February 2018

Edited by DaveO, 09 February 2018 - 00:06.


#2 Andrea B.

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 02:01

Very interesting!

I'm sad for the poor pigeon, but happy that you were able to made such wonderful photos showing its iridescence, UV-signature and fluorescence. Beautiful plumage.
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