Is this a type of Dove or Pigeon ?

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kell
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Is this a type of Dove or Pigeon ?

These Guys fly over a dozen times a year.
I have counted app 60 in the flock.
I have some very large Camphor Laurel trees next door to me.
Some of the flock will come down for a quick feed and continue on their way.
I have never seen them stay for more than half an hour.
And they will fly off if I approach them on foot.
But if I am already in the front paddock working and have my camera with me they will happily feed on the small black berries but with at least a 70 metre gap between us. .
I would like to know what they are.
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Thank you in advance for any help.
Cheers kell.

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Pic # 2

al
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Hi Kell,
Nice photos of a Topknot pigeon.
I especially like the 2nd shot, clearly showing the white
horizontal bar, which makes identification in flight easy.
Cheers,
al

bushanwater
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How lucky can you be, working where top knot bidgeons feed. Nice pics as well.

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Trev

kell
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Hi al & bushanwater,

Thank you for your comments.
I have Googled topknot pigeon.
And have no doubt you are right.
I only saw one other Pic showing the open tail feathers.
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I also have these, but they spend most of the time on the ground eating the black Camphor Laurel berries.
Thanks again al & bushanwater.
Cheers kell.

marj
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kell
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Thank you Marj,
After much Googling I Know you are Spot on.
I am now going through all the Pic's from that day.
Cheers kell

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