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  White-headed Pigeon (Columba leucomela)





White-headed Pigeon | Columba leucomela photo
White-headed Pigeon photographed at Walkabout Creek, Brisbane Forest Park.

Image by ozwildlife - Some rights reserved.

White-headed Pigeon | Columba leucomela photo
White-headed Pigeon

Image by Frances76 - Some rights reserved.    (view image details)



WHITE-HEADED PIGEON FACTS

Description
The White-headed Pigeon has a white head and breast with dark back and tail

Size
40cm

Habitat
rainforest and secondary growth in cleared areas.

Food
seeds, fruit, berries, small insects

Breeding
sparse platform of twigs high in rainforest canopy. 1 white egg.



Classification
Class:Aves
Order:Columbiformes
Family:Columbidae
Genus:Columba
Species:leucomela
Common Name:White-headed Pigeon

Relatives in same Genus
  Domestic Pigeon (C. livia)
  Metallic Pigeon (C. vitiensis)