The ‘Victoria Crowned Pigeon’ – Nature’s Fanciest Bird (15+ Photos)

It is not a lie that the best artist on earth is nature. Here we have a proof for it. Meet the fantastic Victoria Crowned Pigeon! With its bright blue plumage, look at its crown-wearing proudly on the top of its head. You have to admit that it doesn’t look like the pigeons you see regularly. These beauties are native to New Guinea and got their name from a great historical figure, Queen Victoria. They can grow up to the size of an adult Turkey.

These are rare species of birds in the wild as they are threatened, in their natural habitat because of deforestation. Therefore these birds are included in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species as Near Threatened.


The Virginia Zoo

Per mating season, the female lays a maximum of one egg which does not help the growth of the population. They have a unique mating dance, and it is fancy with its appearance.


Laura Wolf

When the male reaches the female in an attempt at courtship, at first, he bows his head to show off his beautiful crest, which is his best feature. Then performs its well-choreographed mating song, including the rhythmic swing of the tail while intensely wagging the tail.


The Virginia Zoo


Laura Wolf


Sandy Cole


Kitty Schweizer


Bernard Dupont


Dennis Jarvis


Derek Ramsey


Heather Paul


Jimmy Palma Gil






Edith Maracle (Berghout)




Cloudtail the Snow Leopard


Terry Kearney

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