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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, California and in Tatama National Park, Colombia.

  • Nikon F100, Sigma 800mm f5.6 APO with electronic flash, Ektachrome 100VS (2001)
  • others: 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)