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Australian Pigeons, Doves



FAMILY : Pigeons, Doves

Green-winged Pigeon
(Chalcophaps indica)
Green-winged Pigeon
The Green-winged Pigeon is a small brown pigeon with green wings. The male has a white patch on shoulder. Click to continue>
Domestic Pigeon
(Columba livia)
Domestic Pigeon
The Domestic Pigeon is usually blue-grey - the common pigeon seen in cities everywhere. Click to continue>
Metallic Pigeon
(Columba vitiensis)
Metallic Pigeon
A subspecies of Columba vitiensis used to be found on Lord Howe Island but became extinct there in the 1850s.The adult bird is has an iridescent purple head, dark greyish back, tail and wings, white or pale grey throat patch. Males and females are... Click to continue>
White-headed Pigeon
(Columba leucomela)
White-headed Pigeon
The White-headed Pigeon has a white head and breast with dark back and tail Click to continue>
Collared Imperial-Pigeon
(Ducula mullerii)
Collared Imperial-Pigeon
The Collared Imperial-Pigeon is a large pigeon with pinkish grey body. The head is greyish brown above the eye and white below the eye. It has a complete black neck collar with whitish throat below the collar. The wings are dark grey, the tail is... Click to continue>
Elegant Imperial-Pigeon
(Ducula concinna)
Elegant Imperial-Pigeon
The Elegant Imperial-Pigeon is a large grey pigeon with green back and blue wing tips and tail. The underside is reddish brown near of base of tail. It is a rare vagrant to Australia having been seen in Top End of the Northern Territory. Click to continue>
Pied Imperial-Pigeon
(Ducula bicolor)
Pied Imperial-Pigeon
The Pied Imperial-Pigeon is a white pigeon with black outer wings and top of tail. It has and black bars on the underside of its tail. The eye is black and bill is yellow. Click to continue>
Bar-shouldered Dove
(Geopelia humeralis)
Bar-shouldered Dove
The Bar-shouldered Dove is a medium to large dove with a long tail. It has a grey head and upper breast, and a reddish copper patch with dark bars on the back of the neck and shoulders. The body is greyish brown above with scaly markings. The... Click to continue>
Diamond Dove
(Geopelia cuneata)
Diamond Dove
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Peaceful Dove
(Geopelia striata)
Peaceful Dove
The Peaceful Dove is a small dove with a long tail. The body is brown-grey, with dark barring. The head and lower throat is paler grey, with dark scallops. The throat is white and lower body pinkish. The feet are a deep pink. Click to continue>
Spinifex Pigeon
(Geophaps plumifera)
Spinifex Pigeon
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Squatter Pigeon
(Geophaps scripta)
Squatter Pigeon
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Wonga Pigeon
(Leucosarcia melanoleuca)
Wonga Pigeon
The Wonga Pigeon is a large pigeon with white "V" shaped pattern on its chest. Often seen on ground where it feeds on forest floor. Click to continue>
Topknot Pigeon
(Lopholaimus antarcticus)
Topknot Pigeon
The Topknot Pigeon is a large grey pigeon with prominent dark floppy crest. Click to continue>
Brown Cuckoo-Dove
(Macropygia amboinensis)
Brown Cuckoo-Dove
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Crested Pigeon
(Ocyphaps lophotes)
Crested Pigeon
The Crested Pigeon is greyish in colour with thin crest. The wings have bronze patches. It is the only grey Australian pigeon with slender crest. Click to continue>
Brush Bronzewing
(Phaps elegans)
Brush Bronzewing
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Common Bronzewing
(Phaps chalcoptera)
Common Bronzewing
The Common Bronzewing is a medium sized pigeon with metallic patches of green, blue and red on the wings. There is a white line above and below the eye. The male has a pale yellowish white forehead and pink breast. Immatures are duller than the... Click to continue>
Flock Bronzewing
(Phaps histrionica)
Flock Bronzewing
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Purple-crowned Pigeon
(Ptilinopus superbus)
Purple-crowned Pigeon
The Purple-crowned Pigeon is a beautiful brightly coloured small pigeon. The male has purple crown, chestnut orange on back of neck, blue-black breast band separating grey chest from white belly.. The female has purple patch on rear of crown, and no... Click to continue>
Rose-crowned Pigeon
(Ptilinopus regina)
Rose-crowned Pigeon
The Rose-crowned pigeon is a beautiful small pigeon. It is bright green above with pink crown. The chest is grey and belly is yellow. The female is similar but duller. Immatures are mostly green with yellow on wings and pale underside. Click to continue>
Wompoo Pigeon
(Ptilinopus magnificus)
Wompoo Pigeon
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Laughing Turtle-Dove
(Streptopelia senegalensis)
Laughing Turtle-Dove
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Spotted Turtle-Dove
(Streptopelia chinensis)
Spotted Turtle-Dove
The Spotted Turtle-Dove id light brown above, with grey and grey-brown underside. Has black collar with white spots. Young are similar to adults, but have dark grey collar with no spots. Click to continue>


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