Victoria Crowned Pigeon

Goura victoria

Nearly the size of a turkey, the Victoria crowned pigeon is the largest of all living pigeons. Quite spectacular, it wears a crown of tall, wispy feathers on top of its head. During courtship, the male bows to his queen, fans his feathers and calls to her with a deep whooping. Victoria crowned pigeons prefer to stay on the ground, only flying up into the trees to escape danger.

Fact File

Species @ Risk Image
where to see themWhere to see them: Wings of the World
lengthLength: 2.2 to 2.4 feet
weightWeight: 5.5 lbs
life expectancyLife Expectancy: 12 yrs
habitatHabitat: Forest and swamp
dietDiet: Fruits, seeds, insects and snails
exclamationRisk Status: Species at Risk (IUCN-Lower risk/near threatened)