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Victoria Crownded pigeon portrait Ground dwelling bird, native to the New Guinea region - this specimen seen at The National Aviary, Pittsburgh, PA. <br />
Easily recognized by the unique white tips on its head crest, red eyes, blue/purple plumage and by its deep &#039;whooping&#039; sounds made while calling. <br />
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Victoria Crownded pigeon portrait

Ground dwelling bird, native to the New Guinea region - this specimen seen at The National Aviary, Pittsburgh, PA.
Easily recognized by the unique white tips on its head crest, red eyes, blue/purple plumage and by its deep 'whooping' sounds made while calling.
70 cm in length

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  1. Looks like its wearing a headdress! Posted 2 months ago

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The Victoria Crowned Pigeon, ''Goura victoria'', is a large, bluish-grey pigeon with elegant blue lace-like crests, maroon breast and red iris. The bird may be easily recognized by the unique white tips on its crests. Both sexes are similar. It is on average 74 cm long and weighs 2,384 grams . It is marginally larger than the other crowned pigeons on average and likely the largest species of pigeon of earth.

One of three superficially similar species of crowned pigeons , the Victoria.. more

Similar species: Pigeons And Doves
Species identified by Ruth Spigelman
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By Ruth Spigelman

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Uploaded Dec 22, 2018. Captured Oct 7, 2015 02:23 in 467 W North Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, USA.