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The Victoria crowned pigeon is the largest species of pigeon in the world. This species was named in honor of British, Queen Victoria.Victoria crowned pigeons are unique among pigeons in that they don't have gall bladder and an oil gland.
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DESCRIPTION:The Victoria crowned pigeon is a large, bluish-grey pigeon with elegant blue lace-like crests, maroon breast, and red eyes. It is part of a genus (Goura) of four unique, very large, ground-dwelling pigeons native to the New Guinea region. The bird may be easily recognized by the unique white tips on its crests and by its deep 'whooping' sounds made while calling. 
Habitat : This species is found in lowland forest, including swamp-forest, mostly in the extreme lowlands, but sometimes to 600 m (Coates 1985). It feeds on the ground in small groups of 2-10 birds and roosts in trees. Captive birds start breeding from 15 months old, lay a single egg, and tend to the fledgling for some months after hatching (King and Nijboer 1994). A study in 2014 found this species to be present only in continuous forest, and not in forest fragments.
Diet and Nutrition Victoria crowned pigeons are herbivores (frugivores, granivores). They feed mainly on fallen fruits but also berries, seeds, and occasionally small invertebrates.INCUBATION PERIOD 30 daysINDEPENDENT AGE 13 weeksFEMALE NAME henMALE NAME cockBABY NAME squabBABY CARRYING 1 egg