Friday, October 24, 2014

Photoblogging: Kurdish Turkey II: Village Life

Hounds, houses, house partridge, sheep, field pigeons...

 Partridge, called "Keklik" are kept as pets and for calling their wild relatives, which they catch with fine nooses... demonstrated below

 These "swift" pigeons are bred for show in the west but fly free here. The one on the ground had just evaded a wild Peregrine and was feeding on the ground again.
 The Lebanons below are big enough to eat though also handsome. They are probably ancestor to the Carneau, a squabbing and show breed, in the west.

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