Crested Pigeon
Crested Pigeon
Pair in Courtship
Crested Pigeon (Ocyphaps lophotes)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Birds (Aves)
Order: Doves and Pigeons (Columbiformes)
Family: Dove and Pigeon (Columbidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Crested Pigeon (Ocyphaps lophotes)
This Photo:     Pair
Other name: Topknot Pigeon

Thank you Alan Melville & Janet Whitington for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Adelaide Hills, the Adelaide Plains, the Flinders Ranges, Coastal Areas and elsewhere
Timid, white and grey.

Copyright © 2017-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 15-Dec-2017
This species is classed as LC (Least Concern) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)