The Barefoot resort in Havelock Island is dotted with the Fish-tail Palm tree. And one of the birds that one can see feeding on the fruits of the tree, is the Green Imperial Pigeons. I kept missing the opportunity of photographing them while feeding on the fruits of the tree. And the last few times that I spotted them, thanks to Sanjit, they weren’t keen on feeding. However, towards the end of my stay at Barefoot, I finally caught a Green Imperial Pigeon feeding on the fruits of the Fish-tail Palm tree, right next to the reception area.

Imperial Pigeon

Imperial Pigeon

Imperial Pigeon

Imperial Pigeon

Given that we photographers always wish for the birds to give us spectacular poses one after another; in this case that pose would have been the Green Imperial Pigeon holding a red berry in its beak, moments before it swallows it. I missed the timing to get that exact moment while photographing the Green Imperial Pigeon at the reception area. However, another Green Imperial Pigeon (below) on another Fish-tail Palm tree gave me that dream shot, which I pictured as the feature image of this post (first image).

Imperial Pigeon

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