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Band-tailed pigeon        Images © Mark A. Chappell

Band-tailed pigeons are fast, powerful fliers that are common (but unpredictable) visitors and residents in the western United States and much of Central and South America.   These were photographed in Riverside and Monterey, California and in Tatama National Park, Colombia.

  • Canon 1D Mk II, 1D IV, or 7D2; 500 mm IS lens with 2X converter or 800 mm IS lens with 1.4X converter, fill-in flash (2005, 2010, 2015, 2017, 2020)