French: Carpophage à double huppe German: Haubenfruchttaube Spanish: Paloma bicrestada
New South Wales, Australia
E Australia from Cape York (Queensland) S in coastal lowlands and adjacent highlands and plateaux to S New South Wales. Vagrant farther S (Victoria and Tasmania).
40–45 cm; 475–600 g. A large pigeon with a broad, rather long tail; feathers of forecrown elongated, forming distinctive forecrest curling up from bill and swept... read more
Not very vocal. Utters short, guttural, low-pitched croaks either singly or in irregular series,... read more
Rain forest in tropical, subtropical and temperate zone; closed, wet sclerophyll forest; sometimes... read more
Food and feeding
Frugivorous, feeding on a variety of fruits and berries 5–25 mm in diameter. Important food plant families include Arecaceae,... read more
Appears to peak in local spring and early summer, but may occur over a long period; nests with eggs in Jun, Aug, Oct, Nov and Dec. Solitary... read more
A nomadic, flocking species that moves over great distances in response to food availability; local... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Numbers of present species much reduced due to habitat destruction and hunting; protection of remaining rain-forest habitat across the range of this... read more
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