Common Crowned Pigeon
Endemic to the lowland rainforests of Papua, Indonesia section of New Guinea
Marshy and partly flooded forest, hilly forest up to 350 metres above sea level, forests with dense secondary growth and mangroves
25 years in captivity
Extinct in the Wild
Common crowned pigeons produce a substance known as “crop milk” which they feed to their newly hatched chicks until it’s 3-10 days old. Crop milk’s nutritional content is similar to mammal’s milk.
Common crowned pigeon is the largest species of pigeon in the world. They can grown as big as the size of a turkey which is 74 centimeters long.
Love is in the air
They are considered one of the most beautiful species in the pigeon family. When they mate, the male common crowned pigeons become aggressive in showing off their beautiful feathers to females while bobbing their head. They also make a loud booming noise during their courtship ritual.