male; blush-grey plumage; white patch of brick-red wing (Zoo; 2008-10-21)

Western Crowned Pigeon
Goura cristata

Native Range: Australian Region

Notes: very similar in appearance and closely related to Victoria Crowned Pigeon; endemic to the lowlands of Papua New Guinea; has been hunted for feather plumes and food, and now is common only in remote areas.

black eye patch; light tip of tail; pink legs and feet (Zoo; 2008-10-21)

prominent crest; red iris (Zoo; 2008-10-21)

female; browner plumage (Zoo; 2008-10-21)

female head view; still shows a prominent crest (Zoo; 2008-10-21)