>> Oct 6, 2012
Captured at Ragunan Zoo (Jakarta, Indonesia). They are also known as the Common Crowned Pigeon or Blue Crowned Pigeon. This lovely bird has large, blue-grey pigeon with blue lacy crests over the head and dark blue mask feathers around its eyes. Both sexes are almost similar but males are often larger than females.
The Western Crowned Pigeon is found in and is endemic to the lowland rainforests of Papua, Indonesia; the other species of crowned pigeon inhabit different regions of the island. The diet consists mainly of fruits and seeds.
Hunted for food and its plumes, it remains common only in remote areas. Due to ongoing habitat loss, limited range and overhunting in some areas, the Western Crowned Pigeon is evaluated as vulnerable species on the IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List of Threatened Species. Source:Wikipedia.