September 25, 2022
Meet The Victoria Crowned Pigeon- Nature's Fanciest Bird

Meet The Victoria Crowned Pigeon – Nature’s Fanciest Bird

Wherever we look on this amazing world, we can discover nature’s spectacular creations on every corner. It’s easy to see why people say that nature is this world’s greatest artist, right here’s proof of really how beautiful it can be:

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Meet the unique Victoria Crowned Pigeon, and we agree, it doesn’t look anything like your normal pigeon.

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Along with its bright blue plumage, comes a truly spectacular crown it wears happily on the top of its head.

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This species of bird can grow up to the size of an adult turkey.

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These stunning pigeons are native the New Guinea and got their name from a fantastic historical figure, Queen Victoria of Britain who ruled the UK towards the end of the 19th century.

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You might struggle to find these rare birds in the wild and are threatened in their natural habitat by things such as deforestation.

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Therefore, this species has been included in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species as Near Threatened.

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The women lays a maximum of one egg per mating season which does not aid with population growth.

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Their mating dance is a special one and is as intricate as you would expect from such a high-end, fancy bird.

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