The Victoria Crowned Pigeon is a fancy bird with bright blue feathers and a beautiful crown on top of its head. The bird belongs to a Goura family of four extraordinary ground-dwelling pigeon species. They’re also very large as they could reach the size of a turkey!
The species is native to the New Guinea region and got its name to commemorate the British Queen Victoria who ruled the United Kingdom in the last decades of the nineteenth century.
Those birds are hard to spot roaming wildly since they are the least occurring of all the three crowned pigeon species yet are most widely bred in captivity. Deforestation is a significant threat to their habitat and so the species is included in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species as Near Threatened.
Female beauties lay just one egg per mating season, which isn’t really helping their survival either. Moreover, their mating dance is as intricate as someone could expect from such a fancy bird.
Meet The ‘Victoria Crowned Pigeon’, One Of The Most Stunning Birds Ever