Victoria crowned pigeons are endemic to New Guinea and the surrounding islands. They are one of the largest species of pigeons in the world.
Victoria crowned pigeons inhabit forests, foraging for fruit seeds and the occasional invertebrate on the forest floor. Like all pigeons and doves they have the unique ability to produce ‘crop milk’ a secretion from glands in the breast which they feed their young chicks.
They are listed as vulnerable on the IUCN red list.
Photo credit Steve Wilson