French: Goura de Victoria German: Fächertaube Spanish: Gura de Victoria
Other common names:
islands in Geelvink Bay, New Guinea
Subspecies and Distribution
G. v. victoria
(Fraser, 1844) – Yapen and Biak, in Geelvink Bay; may have been introduced on Biak-Supiori.
G. v. beccarii
Salvadori, 1876 – N New Guinea from Siriwo R E to Astrolabe Bay and Collingwood Bay.
66–74 cm; 2384 g. Immediately distinguishable from its two congeners by the crest feathers, which are broadly tipped with white, spatulate at the tips and less lacy... read more
Advertising call is a double-beat booming similar to G. cristata; ‘uh wuh-uh wuh -uh... read more
Occupies swamp and sago palm forests, as well as drier forests; found principally in lowlands, but... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds on fallen fruit, berries and seeds; stomach contents of one bird contained marble-sized red berries. Forages on the forest floor;... read more
Virtually no data available on seasonality, but a juvenile, apparently c. 8 weeks old and not long out of the nest, was taken at Poee, NW... read more
Sedentary. When flushed flies noisily up to nearby perches, 3–5 m above ground.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. CITES II. As with its two congeners, threatened by logging, capture for trade, and hunting for food and plumes... read more
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