Bird Families

Variegated pigeons, or fruit turtle doves - a genus of birds of the pigeon family


The Belarusian opposition telegram channel "Nekhta" has published the results of an investigation into the "luxurious life" of Alexander Lukashenko, having released a film entitled "Lukashenko. The Golden Bottom".

It tells about Lukashenka's luxurious residences and expensive car fleet, as well as official gifts that he uses for his own purposes. In addition, the authors of the investigation reveal corruption schemes, shedding light on Lukashenka's secret connections with Belarusian and foreign businessmen.

In particular, the film mentions the name of the Russian oligarch Mikhail Gutseriev, who, according to Nekhta journalists, presented Lukashenka with the Krasnoselskoye residence.

It is worth noting that only last week, Lukshenko announced that he had no wealth other than a small "palace". “I have a“ palace. ”I think 7 by 8 is the house where I grew up with my mother. This is my“ palace, ”he said.

Colorful pigeons

Variegated pigeons, or fruit turtle doves are a genus of birds of the pigeon family.

Small pigeons with bright colors. They inhabit tropical forests, nest in trees.

Distributed in Southeast Asia, New Guinea, northern Australia and the islands of Oceania to Tuamotu in the east.

1. Types

The genus includes 50 species:

  • Ptilinopus subgularis - Black-throated motley pigeon
  • Ptilinopus huttoni - Long-billed Spotted Pigeon
  • Ptilinopus coralensis - Atoll Spotted Pigeon
  • Ptilinopus insularis
  • Ptilinopus merrilli - Merrill Spotted Pigeon
  • Ptilinopus luteovirens - Golden spotted pigeon
  • Ptilinopus arcanus - Ripley's Spotted Dove
  • Ptilinopus dupetithouarsii - White-capped spotted pigeon
  • Ptilinopus perousii - Multicolor spotted pigeon
  • Ptilinopus ornatus - Decorated Variegated Pigeon
  • Ptilinopus nainus - Dwarf Spotted Pigeon
  • Ptilinopus leclancheri - Black-throated Spotted Pigeon
  • Ptilinopus solomonensis - Yellow-throated spotted pigeon
  • Ptilinopus greyii - Spotted Gray Dove
  • Ptilinopus perlatus - Pearl-winged motley pigeon
  • Ptilinopus wallacii - White-throated Spotted Pigeon
  • Ptilinopus hyogastrus - Gray-headed spotted pigeon
  • Ptilinopus monacha - Blue-capped spotted pigeon
  • Ptilinopus purpuratus - Green-gray spotted pigeon
  • Ptilinopus magnificus - Long-tailed spotted pigeon
  • Ptilinopus granulifrons - Spotted warty dove
  • Ptilinopus victor - Orange spotted pigeon
  • Ptilinopus chalcurus - Macatea Spotted Pigeon
  • Ptilinopus fischeri - Fischer's Spotted Dove
  • Ptilinopus eugeniae - White-headed Spotted Pigeon
  • Ptilinopus superbus - Gorgeous spotted pigeon
  • Ptilinopus porphyreus - Red-necked spotted pigeon
  • Ptilinopus cinctus - Black-winged motley pigeon
  • Ptilinopus occipitalis - Yellow-chested variegated pigeon
  • † Ptilinopus mercierii - Red-capped Spotted Pigeon
  • Ptilinopus jambu - Pink-headed spotted pigeon
  • Ptilinopus melanospilus - Black-occipital variegated pigeon
  • Ptilinopus pulchellus - Raspberry-capped spotted pigeon
  • Ptilinopus aurantiifrons - Golden-fronted spotted pigeon
  • Ptilinopus dohertyi - Red-capped variegated pigeon
  • Ptilinopus bernsteinii
  • Ptilinopus richardsii - Silver-capped spotted pigeon
  • Ptilinopus roseicapilla - Mariana spotted pigeon
  • Ptilinopus insolitus - Pine-headed spotted pigeon
  • Ptilinopus marchei - Black-eared motley pigeon
  • Ptilinopus layardi - Yellow-headed spotted pigeon
  • Ptilinopus rarotongensis - Rarotonga spotted pigeon
  • Ptilinopus coronulatus - Lilac-capped spotted pigeon
  • Ptilinopus porphyraceus - Purple-capped spotted pigeon
  • Ptilinopus tannensis - Silver-shouldered spotted pigeon
  • Ptilinopus rivoli - White-throated Spotted Pigeon
  • Ptilinopus viridis - Red-throated motley pigeon
  • Ptilinopus regina - Pink-capped spotted pigeon
  • Ptilinopus iozonus - Orange-bellied spotted pigeon
  • Ptilinopus pelewensis

In Portugal, even common pigeons maintain a social distance.


Canon 80D + Canon EF 100-400mm f / 4.5-5.6L IS USM (400mm, 1 / 250c, f / 8, ISO 125)

Squirrel cafe

When I forgot to close the window

The student went home during the quarantine, but forgot to close the window in his Kiev dorm room. He did not know that nature was so purified.

Dove and Squirrel

Gomel, park of the Gomel palace and park ensemble

Dove bleeding heart.

Luzon is a secretive pigeon named after a red patch on the chest that resembles a bleeding wound. Luzon lives on the island of Luzon in the Philippines, as well as two neighboring islands.

Dove with a ring.

A pigeon sat on the ship I work on. On the paws there are rings, on one there is an inscription.

The pigeon was very weak. At first I did not eat sunflower seeds, perhaps not from our country. I broke some seeds for him, he began to eat. In Busan and Fukuoka, the pigeon did not fly away. On the way to Shanghai, he was already vigorous and began to fly. 08/30/18 in Shanghai, flew to the city. I do not know if this information will be useful to the owner of the bird. Maybe someone from the league of bird watchers will tell you the meaning of the code on the ring.