Crested Pigeon

Crested Pigeon - Ocyphaps lophotes


East Doncaster:  2016:  November.  2017:  January.
Templestowe:  2016:  December.  2017:  January.
Ruffey Lake Park,  Doncaster:  2017:  January.


A pigeon with a thin black crest and iridescent wing feathers.  It's range has expanded south over the last 12 or so years and is now quite common in parts of Melbourne.  Smaller than a Rock Dove
 (Feral Pigeon).

Males puff out their chests and spread and elevate their tails to attract females.

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