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  Topknot Pigeon (Lopholaimus antarcticus)





Topknot Pigeon | Lopholaimus antarcticus photo
Topknot Pigeon photographed at Walkabout Creek, Brisbane Forest Park.

Image by ozwildlife - Some rights reserved.



TOPKNOT PIGEON FACTS

Description
The Topknot Pigeon is a large grey pigeon with prominent dark floppy crest.

Other Names
Flock Pigeon

Size
A large pigeon with distinctive floppy crest

Habitat
rainforests, eucalypt forests

Food
seeds, fruit, berries, small insects

Breeding
platform of twigs high in tree. 1 large oval cream egg

Range
coastal eastern Australia from Cape York to southern NSW



Classification
Class:Aves
Order:Columbiformes
Family:Columbidae
Genus:Lopholaimus
Species:antarcticus
Common Name:Topknot Pigeon