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Western Crowned Pigeons (Goura cristata)

>> 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.

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7 komentar:

Pia October 6, 2012 at 9:45 PM  

What a very special bird, it looks funny. And it should be protected...

katerchen October 6, 2012 at 9:51 PM  

dolle Frisur ..grins
LG zum Wochenende vom katerchen

Chubskulit Rose October 7, 2012 at 9:13 AM  

I have never seen that kind of pigeon before.

Hopping here from Camera Critters
Have a great weekend!

Shilpa October 7, 2012 at 4:23 PM  

Gorgeous pigeons! Nice knowing about this bird.
Hope u r doing wonderful and getting positive results from your treatment :)

Hugs n kisses

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