huge body; bluish-grey plumage; large crest (Zoo; 2008-10-21)

Victoria Crowned Pigeon
Goura victoria

Native Range: Australian Region

Notes: a huge bluish-grey pigeon with a large showy crest; inhabits lowland and swamp forests of New Guinea; no sexual dimorphism; female lays a single white egg; feeds on fruit, seeds, and invertebrates.

purplish breast; crest has white dots at its tip (Zoo; 2008-10-21)

trio; note the sturdy legs; light patch on wings (Zoo; 2008-10-21)

red iris; black eye-line and lores (Zoo; 2008-10-21)

posing for a head portrait (Zoo; 2012-09-19)