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

Photographer: Martina Nicolls

Martina Nicolls: SIMILAR BUT DIFFERENT IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM

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