CREATURE FEATURE: Southern Crowned Pigeon

The Southern Crowned Pigeon (Goura scheepmakeri) is a bird. It is also known as the Scheepmaker’s Crowned Pigeon because it was named after C. Scheepmaker.

The Southern Crowned Pigeon has bluish-grey feathers with elaborate blue lacy crests. It has a maroon-purplish chest. It has large red eyes. Males and females have a similar appearance. 

It measures about 70 centimetres (28 inches) tall. 

Southern Crowned Pigeon

The Southern Crowned Pigeon is native to south-eastern New Guinea. It prefers lowland tropical forests. 

It is a terrestrial bird, living on the ground. 

Southern Crowned Pigeon
Southern Crowned Pigeon
Southern Crowned Pigeon
Southern Crowned Pigeon
Southern Crowned Pigeon
Southern Crowned Pigeon
Southern Crowned Pigeon
Southern Crowned Pigeon
Southern Crowned Pigeon

Photographer: Martina Nicolls

Martina Nicolls: SIMILAR BUT DIFFERENT IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM

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