Some say that nature is the greatest artist in the world, and we totally agree with that.
Today we want to tell you about such a bird as The Victoria crowned pigeon, which is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful birds in the whole world.
When we hear the word “pigeon”, we imagine an ordinary bird that is found in almost every corner of the world.
But The Victoria crowned pigeon is not an ordinary pigeon, it is very beautiful and rather large
This pigeon bird features bright blue feathers and a cute tufted head.
Also, these pigeons are large, which sometimes can reach the parameters of an average turkey.
With a body length of 29 to 30 in, a crowned pigeon weighs about 5.5 lb.
This species lives mainly in the northern part of New Guinea and on the nearby islands.
The crowned pigeon is mostly a land bird, which resembles pheasants, but at even a slight danger it flies up to the lower branches of trees, flapping its wings loudly.
Since birds live mainly on the ground, they feed on fallen fruits, seeds and berries, and sometimes they do not mind eating snails and small invertebrates.
These pigeons live in pairs and usually hatch one, and in rare cases, two eggs
Crowned pigeons hatch eggs in turn. The female sits on the nest mainly at night, and the male – during the day
Male pigeons look after females in a rather interesting way. They make sounds like drumming, coo, bow to their lady and lower their tail to the ground.
Unfortunately, the number of crowned pigeons is rapidly declining.
The reasons for this, as always, are quite commonplace: the extermination of birds by humans and the reduction of their habitats.
The situation is aggravated by the fact that these pigeons are practically not afraid of humans. And poachers skillfully take advantage of this.
Gullible birds are destroyed, but people do not need their meat at all. They need beautiful feathers, which are then used as souvenirs and accessories.
Now this species is classified as rare and vulnerable.