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Crested Pigeon
Ocyphaps lophotes

Crested Pigeons are common across much of Australia and can be found in towns and cities as well as rural areas. The only other pigeon with a similar crest in Australia is the Spinifex Pigeon, which looks superficially similar, but occurs only in the northern half of the country. The call is a 'whoop', although you're more likely to hear the distinctive whistling of their wings on take-off. Their main food source, as with many other pigeons, are seeds of both native and introduced plants. When breeding, the males perform a dance where they raise their fanned-out tail and spin round on the spot. 30-34 cm.
 

Crested Pigeon

Crested Pigeon

Crested Pigeon

1: River Torrens, Adelaide, SA, 01/09/2012.
2: Parkside, SA, 04/08/2012.
3: Bicentennial Park, NSW, 04/09/2011.