Ocyphaps lophotes

Ocyphaps lophotes

Ocyphaps lophotes

(Crested Pigeon)

FAMILY

Columbidae

Species

Ocyphaps lophotes

Common name

Crested Pigeon

Main colour(s)

Grey with patches of white and bronze

Distinctive feature

Erect black crest, tips tail on alighting, body 31-35 cm

Campus

Townsville

Description

This species is usually found in wooded areas. Body is grey with underparts brownish with bronze margins, wings with bronze and green areas and black bars, underparts are blue-grey, tail rounded, head has a distinctive erect black crest. Legs and feet pink, eyes with an orange-red orbit, bill dark grey. A feature of this species is the manner in which it tips the tail when alighting.

Additional Photos

Dorsal view of crested pigeonjuvenile