Crowned pigeons are larger than all other pigeons. They are mainly
distributed throghout New Guinea. These particular pigeons receive their
name from the lacy feathers on their heads. They rank among some of the
prettiest and brightest pigeons. Usually it they are hunted for plumage.
Geographgical Location: New Guinea
Habiat: lowland forest
Food: seeds, berries, fruits, insects
Status: vulnerable of extinction, mainly from hunting
The nesting cycle of the Victoria Crowned Pigeon is for only one
egg, and remains incubated in the nest for almost thirty days.
WHITE CROWNED PIGEON
The White Crowned Pigeon is one of the larger pigeons. They can
grow to be around eleven inches long.
These pigeons have a white crown, where they derive their name from.
Their plumage is usually very dark.
Geographical Location: Bahamas, Coast of Central America, Northwest Panama,
Habitat: mangrove forests
Food: various fruits from trees
Status: in the wild, severly hunted
! SPECIAL CHARACTERISTIC !
These pigeons have iridescent emerald feathers on their necks.