Project Description

(Goura cristata)

The Blue Crowned Pigeon is a large, blue-grey pigeon with blue lacy crests over the head and dark blue mask feathers around its eyes.

They are known to be intelligent and quite easy to tame.

Its habitat is lowland forests of New Guinea. Hunted for food and its plumes, it remains common only in remote areas.

Their nests are solid, compact, and built of dead stems, sticks, and leaves. They are low to the ground, usually about 12-50 feet from ground level. The female usually lays one elliptical egg.

Fast Facts

Country of Origin: Northwestern New Guinea

Weight: 3.8 - 4.6 lbs

Size: 24 - 28 inches length

Lifespan: 15 - 20 years in the wild

Diet: The Blue Crowned Pigeon feeds on fruit, seeds, and snails.

Conservation Status: Vulnerable

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