Patrick, the Victorian Crowned Pigeon, Taronga Zoo, Sydney, Australia
Taken with Canon EOS550D. EFS 55-250mm Lens.
The world’s largest and most stunning pigeon, the Victorian Crowned Pigeon, ‘Patrick’ is delighting visitors at Taronga Zoo’s newly-renovated Rainforest Aviary. Taronga’s expansive walk-through aviary provides an intimate view of an array of colourful Australian and New Guinea birds which are rarely seen, even in the wild. Patrick’s exquisitely soft, mauve plumage, intricate, lace-like crest and startling call is a memorable experience for visitors that encounter the remarkable pigeon in the aviary.