White-naped Pheasant Pigeon

Otidiphaps nobilis aruensis

Living and feeding on the forest floor like a pheasant, the white-naped pheasant pigeon flushes noisily when disturbed. Other than its typical pigeon head, it resembles more a small ground fowl. Its long moaning coo, also uncharacteristic of a pigeon, carries a long distance through the forest.

Social structure: Solitary

Fact File

where to see themWhere to see them: World of the Insect
lengthLength: 18 in
habitatHabitat: Rainforest
dietDiet: Seeds and fruits