The Crested Pigeon (Ocyphaps lophotes) is a bird found widely throughout mainland Australia. It is the only member of the genus Ocyphaps.

Its name comes from the slender feathered black spike on top of the head.

This one landed on my balcony, looking for food and water.

Sydney, Australia.

Canon 400D.

Australian Native Birds – Jan 2011
Animal & Wild Bird Photography – Aug 2011
This & That – Oct 2011
The World As We See It – Oct 2011
Pigeons and Doves – Jul 2012

116 views at 7/8/11

I live in Australia and enjoy bushwalking in the great outdoors, especially the world heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park.

My photographic interests are pretty much related to Australian landscapes, rustic Australia, historic Australia, Australian wildlife, flora, fauna, birds, etc. Guess I love the country I was born and live in.

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  • Michael Matthews
    Michael Matthewsalmost 4 years ago

    Great colours & detail there Mike. Looks like you got very close. Nice photo.

  • They are quite interesting birds in many ways. Thanks Michael.

    – Michael John

  • David Davies
    David Daviesalmost 4 years ago

    Super picture, Michael!

  • Thanks for that David.

    – Michael John

  • Penny Smith
    Penny Smithalmost 4 years ago

    I love the little Top Knot Pigeons as I call them.. great shot Michael, lots of detail on his feathers. :)

  • Yes, they are amusing birds to watch. Thanks Penny.

    – Michael John

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyeralmost 4 years ago

    Nice closeup Michael!

    3 January 2011 … one image a day please

  • Thank you Trish.

    – Michael John

  • sedge808
    sedge808almost 4 years ago

    Huge fave.
    I do love pigeons!

  • This is one of my favourite pigeons. Thanks for the fave Gav!

    – Michael John

  • Ralph de Zilva
    Ralph de Zilvaalmost 4 years ago

    Fantastic shot Michael. They are beautiful birds.

  • Yes, nice wing colourings. Thanks Ralph.

    – Michael John

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...almost 4 years ago

    excellent capture

  • Thanks for that Kathy.

    – Michael John

  • RebeccaBlackman
    RebeccaBlackmanalmost 4 years ago

    Fantastic capture….

  • Thank you Rebecca.

    – Michael John

  • Trudi's Images
    Trudi's Imagesalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful colours you have picked up in this Michael, lovely shot

  • Yes, they are quite colourful on their wings. Thanks for that Trudi.

    – Michael John

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepalmost 4 years ago

    A wonderful bird and capture!

  • Yeah, they are great-looking birds! Thanks for the fave.

    – Michael John

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