victoria_crowned_pigeon
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
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Genus:Goura
Species:victoria

The largest members of the pigeon and dove family, the three species of crowned pigeons are found only in New Guinea and small nearby islands. All have powder-blue feathers and red eyes, but this species is distinguished by the unique “tabs” on its crest. Though capable of flight, it is usually found on the ground. It does well in captivity and has been bred in many collections.