Photos of birds, fish, flowers and miscellaneous things that catch my eye and instill a sense of wonder.
Thursday, February 09, 2012
Victoria Crowned Pigeon
Victoria Crowned Pigeon, Goura victoria, is named after Queen Victoria of England. They are native to New Guinea where they live on figs and other fruit and invertebrates. These sizable birds reach roughly 5 pounds and are occasionally hunted for their meat and feathers. They are one of the largest and most flashy members of the pigeon family.