White-headed Pigeon

White-headed Pigeon, walk-through aviary, Adelaide Zoo

The White-headed Pigeon is found along coastal Queensland and New South Wales in tropical and sub-tropical rainforests and scrubland. I know very little about this species because I’ve never seen it in its natural environment. One day I’ll make it to Queensland and see it.

In the meantime, I have to be satisfied with these photos taken in the walk-through aviary at Adelaide Zoo. It’s certainly a beautiful bird.

White-headed Pigeon, walk-through aviary, Adelaide Zoo

White-headed Pigeon, walk-through aviary, Adelaide Zoo

 

3 Responses to “White-headed Pigeon”

  1. Snail says:

    They’re supposed to be forest birds, but most of the ones I’ve seen have been feeding on the roadside verge just outside Atherton!

  2. Trevor says:

    Mmmmm… interesting. Surprising how many species ignore the field guides and handbooks and don’t conform to their normal, expected patterns of behaviour. I’m convinced that they never bother to read the guides.

  3. Coasty says:

    Just FYI. They are also in the Green Point, Kincumber area (habitat probably Kincumber Mountain) Central Coast, NSW. In fact, I rang Wires early this morning to come and rescue one with an injured wing I found in shrubbery of a suburban house at Green Point whilst on an early morning walk. Cheers.

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