New Guinea and other Indonesian islands
Omnivore - Berries, fallen fruit, insects and their larvae.
Habitat: Marshy and partly flooded forest, mangroves, hill forest.
Incubation: 28-29 days, 1 egg
Social structure: Small groups of 2 to 10 birds
Lifespan: over 20 years
Estimated population in the wild: 3,500-15,000
IUCN Status: Vulnerable
Threats: Heavily hunted for food and plumes and for the pet trade, habitat loss due to logging, which also gives access to hunters.
Did you know that:
It is the largest pigeon in the world, measuring up favourably to a small turkey, and despite being a close relative of the extinct bulbous dodo, it is also one of the most beautiful pigeons.