An adult bird perched in the mid-storey after having been flushed up from the forest floor.

Victoria Crowned-Pigeon (Goura victoria)
An adult bird perched in the mid-storey after having been flushed up from the forest floor.
Species: Victoria Crowned-pigeon   Goura victoria
Author: Iwein Mauro
Date: 
Monday, June 30, 2008
Added to IBC: 26 May 2010 - 20:18
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Victoria Crowned-Pigeon (Goura victoria) is the world's largest pigeon and a flag-ship species for the conservation of lowland forest in the northern watershed of New Guinea. The species has been hunted out or trapped to near-extinction in many accessible still forested localities.

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Birds of New Guinea
Including Bismarck Archipelago and Bougainville
All of the 943 species known to occur are covered, including the extraordinarily high total of 456 endemics, as well as 5 introduced species, 2 species yet to be formally described and a separate appendix with 75 vagrants. Subspecies are listed also to give a comprehensive overview of the remarkable regional avifauna.

Citation

Iwein Mauro, IBC961064. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/961064.

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Iwein Mauro, IBC961064. Photo of Victoria Crowned-pigeon Goura victoria at Nimbokrang Forest, New Guinea. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/961064.

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