Victoria Crowned Pigeon Goura victoria

These are the largest pigeons in the world and are easily recognizable by the spectacular crest of lacy feathers on their head, from which they earn their common name.

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ORIGIN:
Island and surrounding isles of New Guinea

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HABITAT:
Swamp and palm forests

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HEIGHT/WEIGHT:
7.7 lbs
Length: 29-31 inches

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DIET:
Fruits, berries and seeds

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PREDATORS:
No natural predators

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NATURAL DEFENSES:
Puff out feathers

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REPRODUCTION:
Lay 1 egg at a time

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THREATS:
Habitat loss and poaching for meat

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LIFE EXPECTANCY:
Up to 25 years in human care

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8225 North Wickham Road
Melbourne, FL 32940

phone: 321.254.9453

fax: 321.259.5966

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