Featured Topknot Pigeon Image
Crested Pigeons - pair wait near a bird feeder for their early morning feed
Crested Pigeons - pair wait near a bird feeder for their early morning feed.
Endemic to Australia.
Once found mainly in the more-arid regions of the Australian outback, this species is now expanding its range towards the coast and is a popular inhabitant in many of the larger towns and cities. When startled the birds fly off with a characteristic whistling sound, generated by specially modified primary feathers in each wing. (NOTE: Often erroneously called Topknot Pigeon, but this name belongs to the rainforest species Lopholaimus antarcticus, mainly an arboreal feeder.)
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