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