13 April, 2012

Crested Pigeon

Scientific Name: Ocyphaps lophotes

Population Estimate: Unknown, but Least Concern status

Range / Habitat: Endemic to Australia, where found in all but forested regions throughout the continent, excluding the far north and Tasmania.

Field Notes: Ground-feeding grey pigeon with iridescent patches in wings and orange eye ring. One of only two crested pigeon species in Australia. 

Personal Notes: Seen at the Royal Botanical Gardens in Melbourne, Australia.

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