Bonanza Bird #10: Victoria Crowned Pigeon

Today we proudly reveal the latest new bird in our Birdorable Bonanza 2012: the Victoria Crowned Pigeon.

Queen Victoria with Victoria Crowned Pigeon

The Victoria Crowned Pigeon is the world's largest species of pigeon. They are easily recognized by their unique and beautiful wispy crests of head feathers. These big beauties were named in honor of the longest reigning British monarch (so far) - Queen Victoria.

Victoria Crowned Pigeon
Victoria Crowned Pigeon by Tambako the Jaguar

They live in Papua New Guinea, where they prefer a woodland-type habitat. Victoria Crowned Pigeons mate for life, and usually raise just one chick per year. Like many other pigeon species, they breed easily in captivity, and are commonly found in zoos and aviary exhibits.

Birdorable Victoria Crowned Pigeon t-shirts and gifts

Tomorrow's bird is just a little thing, named after a flower. Can you guess what it will be?

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Elinor (Ashira) on July 19, 2012 at 1:25 PM wrote:
A Magnolia Warbler? : D
Spurwing Plover on June 28, 2022 at 6:08 AM wrote:
The Victoria Crowned Pigeon the larist of the Pigeons

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