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Blue Crowned Pigeon

Blue Crowned Pigeon

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Scientific Name:

Goura cristata


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

Weight: 1800-2400g

Dimensions:  66-75cm

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.

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