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I am a Dove from Otis, CO.

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11 years old   F


corn and sunflower seeds and seedless grapes

on a swing

they are doves, sweet and loving and not upset about things

That we get lots of love from Mom and lots of food.

laying eggs in their seed cups, the floor everywhere.

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  Hi Haldir & Pink Lady
Hi everybirdie, Zeena here with Monday's BOTM POST. Today we visit a beautiful song bird making a new comeback in homes around the globe. The Pekin Rokin, a song bird of extraordinary talent. I wish to thank all my many friends for their votes and stopping to leave comments on my page. I read them all.
The Red-billed Leiothrix or PEKIN ROBIN (Leiothrix lutea) is usually found in India, Bhutan, Nepal, Burma and parts of Tibet. This species is a bird of the hill forests, found in every type of jungle though it prefers pine forests with bushes. It has also been found at elevations ranging from near sea level to about 7,500 feet.

The species was introduced to the Hawaiian Islands in 1918 and spread to all the forested islands except Lanai. Its population on Oahu crashed in the 1960s and it disappeared from Kauai, but is now common and increasing on Oahu The leiothrix was released in Western Australia but it failed to become established. This species was also introduced in Great Britain but permanent establishment was unsuccessful. It was introduced to France, where it is now established in several areas.
Adults have bright red bills and a dull yellow ring around their eyes. Their backs are dull olive green, and they have a bright yellow-orange throat with a yellow chin; females are somewhat duller than males, and juveniles have black bills. It has also been introduced in various parts of the world, with small populations of escapees having existed in Japan since the 1980s. It has become a common cagebird and amongst aviculturists it goes by various names: Pekin Robin, Pekin Nightingale, Japanese Nightingale, and Japanese (Hill) Robin, the last two being misnomers as it is not native to Japan.
Pekin Robins don't fly frequently, except in open habitats. This bird is very active and an excellent singer but very secretive and difficult to see. It makes a wonderful addition to a mixed aviary with good cover provided. Housing one pair per flight.
The standard fare for Pekin Robins in captivity comprises a mix of dried insect food, fresh fruits and mealworms. they especially like fruitflies and live crickets especially in the breeding season.
Pekin Robins are difficult to find for sale but well worth the expenditure and effort to find them.
with love and scritches Zeena 255116

Come visit me, SKY, thank you for Jan 17th, 2016 BOTD & Little Angel.

07/28/2014 04:36.31 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Haldir & Pink Lady
Hello everyone, Zeena here with today's BOTM POST. Today we head to the warm tropical Island Luzon, Philippines and visit an unusual and exotic species of Dove. The Luzon Bleeding-Heart. The Luzon Bleeding-heart (Gallicolumba luzonica) is one of a number of species of ground dove in the genus Gallicolumba that are called "bleeding-hearts". They get this name from a splash of vivid red colour at the centre of their white breasts. The Luzon Bleeding-heart is the species in which this feature is most pronounced, and on first sight it is hard to believe that the bird has not recently been wounded. A reddish hue that extends down the belly furthers the illusion of blood having run down the bird's front. The Luzon Bleeding-heart was featured on a Philippine 2-peso postage stamp in 1994.

The Luzon bleeding-heart is classified as Near Threatened (NT) on the IUCN Red List and is listed on Appendix II of CITES., since it is commonly trapped. Local people use it for meat, but its striking appearance means that there is also a market for it in the pet trade. A captive breeding project has been started in Australia, and the Philippines. Habitat conservation is a priority but it will also be necessary to bring some of the three other species of bleeding heart doves (Negros, Sulu and Mindoro) into captivity, to prevent their extinction. Recently the first captive population of Negros bleeding heart doves has been established in the Philippines.

Only two of the five species of bleeding heart doves are held in captivity in Europe at present: the Luzon and the Mindanao. The European breeding programs for these species are coordinated by Bristol Zoo Gardens. They are being managed to provide a self-sustaining captive population and to develop important care and breeding techniques for use in the Philippines.

Identifying the areas where Luzon bleeding heart doves are found and the numbers that are left is the next step needed to secure this species in the wild. Once sites have been selected with the local community, the area will be protected to ensure the survival of the species in that area.

The areas where the bleeding heart dove lives also contain many other birds unique to these islands, all of which have been threatened by deforestation. In addition, some are threatened by hunting and illegal collection for the pet trade. By highlighting the plight of the bleeding heart dove, conservationists work to save the habitat for all the species in the area.

Although extremely rare in Aviculture 2 pairs were found for sale at $5000.US per pair.

with love and scritches Zeena 255116

Come visit me, SKY, thank you for Jan 17th, 2016 BOTD & Little Angel.

07/27/2014 03:27.37 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello--I'm Zeena vote me BOTM
Hello my dear BC friends. It was a long day without our beloved BC family but we are happy to say once it was up and going it was actually much faster then before. I had a special request from one of my friends to example the breeding of mutations. As this is a limited BOTM series I will touch on it briefly. For anyone interested in more in depth study I have a number of very good links and references.
In simplest terms a "mutation" is any deviation from the "normal wild-type" of any species of animal or bird. They occur spontaneously in the wild, as well as in captivity. In the wild MOST mutations have a very limited life-span owing to their coloration or other physical characteristics that make them more visible and easier prey. An example of a successful mutations are the red markings on normal Congo African Greys. These individuals integrate well into existing grey colored flocks.
In Captivity mutations are able to live and mature thereby offering breeders an opportunity to reproduce like marked/colored offspring. An excellent example is the Blue Budgie. These spontaneously occurred in several continents. By breeding Blue offspring back to normal parents the breeders were able to produce more of the same. Through selective culling and breeding of F2-second generation-blues the color was stabilized. Mutations can continue to occur even in a new mutation color--such as the blue Budgies who then produced offspring with yellow-Lutino or albino pigments. Inbreeding, selective crossing and out crosses to other colored mutations has given rise to all the many colors common in Budgies.
When looking specifically at Quaker Parrots, whose natural color is green/grey we find that the first mutation was a Blue baby hatched in Belgium in the 1940s. It is a complete replacement of the normal green plumage by blue. The gene for blue plumage is Autosomal Recessive and both hens and cocks can be heterozygous or ‘split’ for or‘carriers’ of blue – depending upon your favored terminology! This means--both parents must carry the gene to produce blue even though they are visually "normals" Today there are a large number of mutations being bred.
With all mutations, breeders must cull out the colors they do not want and breed the desired colors into the gene pool. Through consecutive generations of offspring the color is improved upon, often mutating from the original mutation thereby adding yet another new color for serious breeders to work with. Mutation possibilities are limitless as they occur spontaneously and can not be "created" by humans. Hybrids must not be confused with mutations. Hybrids are the result of breeding two diverse species within the same Genera together--examples of which are the Hybrid Macaws, Blue/Gold mated to a Green Wing etc.
Today we will visit a selection of mutations from a number of different species, I hope you enjoy the results.
with love and scritches Zeena 255116

Come visit me, SKY, thank you for Jan 17th, 2016 BOTD & Little Angel.

07/26/2014 05:41.53 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Haldir & Pink Lady
Chuey here to let you know I am running for BOTM starting August 1st. I hope you will enjoy my blogs and I'm looking forward to an eggciting month.
Zee ya

Come visit me, MIKEY D, Steppin' back in history for BOTM April, birdie haven park, ANGEL CHUEY--April 26/15, sweetpea, thanks for botd, zoey & cricket & nakita.

07/26/2014 11:01.40 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Haldir and Pink Lady,
Just stopping by to cast a vote for both of you. Both of you are beautiful Doves and you sing so pretty!

Come visit me, Sunflower, FRODO & Luvie Family.

06/23/2011 05:40.18 PM Report This Comment  
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  Hi Pink Lady
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  Pink Lady
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  Hi Haldir
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  Hi Haldir and Pink Lady
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  Hi Haldir and Pink Lady
05/14/2011 03:12.29 PM Report This Comment  
  Lovely Flock!
Come visit us....

Come visit me, Alohi Greyson"Please say a prayer for my grandma", Myron, Precious..., Princess Jazmyn"Wow!! What a surprise! Thank u all, Tweetie, Bubbles & R.I.P. Pebbles 11/28/11 LUV U, Alexander " R.I.P. Bailey 9/21/11 We ♥ U & Princess.

01/28/2011 09:36.09 PM Report This Comment  
  Haldir & Pink Lady & Flock & Chrystal
01/20/2011 08:44.52 AM Report This Comment  
  hi Doves
wow you have doves. I gave them a vote. sometimes i see grey doves in our back yard but i dont remember seeing any in a while. Its not often i see one and so they are interesting to see and cute.

Come visit me, FEATHER.

11/02/2010 09:01.38 PM Report This Comment  
  Nice to see some doves
Nice to see some doves here. Did you take the dove quiz?
Sometimes I think it would be nice to have a pair and here the cooing in the morning along with all the other birdie noises.
Thanks for your email. I will write soon.

Dad of all the Birds

Come visit me, Zeus (ORB) : in Memorium, Dad of All the Birds, Tessa, Zena (Zena Warrior Princess) In Memorium & Zachary.

10/12/2010 04:47.17 AM Report This Comment  
Please vote for Loki tomorrow, both Angel & Loki made me feel so welcome in my new home. I love it when they hang out on my play gym.

Come visit me, M&M Resort & Carnival, Princes Angel, Prince Loki, Lord Gee & King Jems (Georges name).

10/11/2010 04:23.12 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi pretty birds
you guys are so cute I heard you are great birds and beutiful

Come visit me, sunny, olive, Rex, OSCAR THE GROUCH, Lulu, petie & ziggy.

09/02/2010 08:30.18 AM Report This Comment  

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  Hi Haldir and Pink Lady
The little baby sounds cute, will be interesting to see what colour s/he turns out. I think PJ is a cute name and will cover both bases nicely!
I've had a busy day of cooing and preening. Plan on doing the same for the rest of the weekend!
Enjoy yours! Little Jerry

Come visit me, Little Jerry & Flapper - R.I.P..

08/29/2009 03:16.48 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Haldir and Pink Lady
Ohhh, so you were hiding a secret! I bet Haldir is a good singer, we boys do like to sing! Hope your parronts enjoy your singing, I know mine do.
How is your little baby doing? Who does it look like?
Have a wonderful day.
V4U. Little Jerry

Come visit me, Little Jerry & Flapper - R.I.P..

08/25/2009 02:59.08 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Galadriel and Pink Lady
Nice to hear from you both. Sounds like your Gram has been very busy, it sure is hard work getting a house ready! When is your uncle coming home?
Mom eats promite instead of vegemite but I still think they're both icky!
Hope everything's going well. Here's a big vote for you both.
Little Jerry.

Come visit me, Little Jerry & Flapper - R.I.P..

07/23/2009 03:35.36 AM Report This Comment  

Come visit me, ROCKY PR, Diritto & Peter, Blue & Ruby BOTD July 27, 2010 ~THANK YOU!! ~.

07/18/2009 07:36.37 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Galadriel and Pink Lady
Sure is getting colder down here. Today it's real grey and rainy - can't even see the trees across the river! But that doesn't worry me cause I'm sitting on some more eggs! Maybe we'll have a little friend for Flapper soon. Have a great day. v4u. Little Jerry.

Come visit me, Little Jerry & Flapper - R.I.P..

06/20/2009 10:26.28 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Galadriel & Pink Lady
How are you both? I've been very busy exploring things, today I hopped up the 14 stairs to the top split-level. When mom called out to me I came flying down and gave her a quite a surprise! Do you like to go exploring? Coo coo you both later. Little Jerry. v4u2.

Come visit me, Little Jerry & Flapper - R.I.P..

05/30/2009 09:12.00 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Galadriel and Pink Lady
Nice to meet you both! You're both welcome to come by and see photos of my hatch day. Mom made me a lovely sunflower seed cake, hmmm my favourite treat! I had a lovely time, then I got 'paped' by the paparazzi when I was having a rest! heehee... Have a wonderful birdie day. V4U. Little Jerry.

Come visit me, Little Jerry & Flapper - R.I.P..

05/25/2009 03:32.05 AM Report This Comment  

Come visit me, ROCKY PR, Diritto & Peter, Blue & Ruby BOTD July 27, 2010 ~THANK YOU!! ~.

05/14/2009 12:24.20 PM Report This Comment  

Come visit me, ROCKY PR, Diritto & Peter, Blue & Ruby BOTD July 27, 2010 ~THANK YOU!! ~.

04/12/2009 09:23.28 PM Report This Comment  
  hello you two I hope your well, lots of love umberto, and i pecked your voter xx

Come visit me, Yoogoos - RIP 17/04/10 my baby Oog, Umberto - in Memory of - & Percy - I miss my brother.

04/09/2009 02:33.22 AM Report This Comment  
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12/10/2008 05:18.00 PM  
Here's a vote for 2 pretty ladies!

Come visit me, Scooter, Kiwi & Jack the Ripper.

12/09/2008 01:02.01 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Genteel Ladies
It's always such a pleasant surprise when you fly by my page. How have you both been? Well, unfortunately, I wont be attending the bachelor party because the time difference is a real killer and out typist needs to remain alert for the wedding. I also promised mum that I wouldn't go and get drunk before the big event, so I intend to keep my word. However, after I sing the important song then, all bets are off and WOOOHOOO- let the party begin. Hope to see you both from Jack av4u2

Come visit me, Tico, SECURITY ...GRRRR, Jack..goodbye BC mates, thanks for all the love !, Apollo & Mr BB and Honey.

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11/13/2008 12:00.00 AM  
  hello Ladies
Well, I am sure that the pleasure will be all mine when I finally get to meet you. Thankyou for the weather warning- mum has booked us on the plane so as to avoid from Jack av4u2

Come visit me, Tico, SECURITY ...GRRRR, Jack..goodbye BC mates, thanks for all the love !, Apollo & Mr BB and Honey.

11/07/2008 02:50.53 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi you two its the Boyds flock
Flew in to hit the vote button and hope all is well with your wonderful family. "Let it snow! Let it snow!" Mommy is happy with this white stuff, she has the wood stoves going watching it snow doing crafts and us birds are stuck in the house :(:>:>:> Oh well at least mommy still plays with us. Big birdie hugs and kisses until next time:>:>:>

Come visit me, Betty, RubySue, Axle Rose, Jasmine, Tory, Aladdin, Cap'n Mac, Louie, Jacky, Cory, Sadie & Bubba Mason.

11/06/2008 08:10.34 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi from the macawboys
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