Victoria Crowned Pigeon in tribal decor


Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Copyright © 2013 Steppeland – All rights reserved

Victoria Crowned Pigeon (Goura victoria) in tribal decor – photographed in Pairi Daisa themed zoo, Brugelette Belgium
Textured – Credits : FrenchKiss_ActII texture by and vintage_texture by – Thank you!

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The Victoria Crowned Pigeon (Goura victoria) is a large, bluish-grey pigeon with elegant blue lace-like crests, maroon breast and red iris. It is part of a genus of three unique very large, ground-dwelling pigeons native to the New Guinea region. The bird may be easily recognized by the unique white tips on its crests and by its deep ‘whooping’ sounds made while calling. Its name commemorates the British monarch Queen Victoria. (source: Wikipedia )

Conservation status

This beautiful bird is on the IUCN list of Threatened Species – status: Vulnerable

Major threaths: The Victoria Crowned Pigeon is now the most rarely occurring of the three crowned pigeon species in the wild, although it is the most widely kept species in captivity. Perhaps the most pressing threat to the species is continuing habitat loss due to logging. It is now quite uncommon near human habitations due to the fact that it is heavily hunted there, particularly in areas where gun-possessing is prevalent. It is quite tame and easily shot, though now it seems to be fearful of humans. Most hunting is for its plumes and meat. Trapping of pigeons to be kept alive for captive collections is now illegal but is still likely to be occurring. (source: Wikipedia )

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Technical details
Photograph made with Pentax K10D camera and
Tamron 70-300mm Tele-macro1:2 lens
exp.time 1/30 sec. at f/ 6,7
ISO 400 – Focal length 120 mm
Date: 5-10-2013
Textured – credits see above

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