Perhaps one of the birds most familiar to us, they appear almost all over the world, possessing a gentle and lovely appearance, and their image is a symbol of peace and love. and happy.
However, in the world there is not only one species of pigeon, but in the pigeon family there are 150 different species, and one of them is the bird that possesses the following beautiful beauty:
This beautiful bird is a member of the dove family, known as the Victoria crowned pigeon, or Victoria crowned pigeon.
They are named after Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom, and possess a beauty that has been dubbed the beauty of beauty.
The most recognizable feature of the crown pigeon is its gray-blue plumage, fiery red eyes with black borders, and a prominent tuft of feathers on its head.
This crown of feathers has white spots on the tip, giving the bird the grace of a crowned queen.
A special feature of this bird is that the male and female have identical appearance, the naked eye can not distinguish but must be tested by DNA or surgery to know.
With an average body length of 73-75cm, with some up to 80cm long and 3.5kg in weight, the crown pigeon is considered the largest pigeon in the world.
They live mainly in the swamps, alluvial areas, and the nymph forests of northern New Guinea and its surrounding islands.
They are birds that live in groups or hunt for food together in pairs, extremely slow and gentle posture.
Their diet is mainly ripe fruit, sometimes including nuts and invertebrates.
When in danger, these birds often fly straight up into the dense canopy and stay there for a long time, communicating with each other by calls and snaps of their tails.
The flapping of their wings was loud, and their calls to one another echoed far away, sounding like a human howl.
During the breeding season, the male often seduces the female with a woodcutter dance: they raise their heads high and then lower their heads in a steady rhythm, their tails rise with each beat, a movement like chopping wood.
After hatching, the baby bird will be cared for by its parents for 13 weeks, after which it will leave the nest and live on its own.
As can be seen, the chicks, although not fully feathered, still know how to impress thanks to the unique feathers on their heads.
Close to adulthood, their plumage is clearly formed and they take on the appearance of a true crown pigeon youth.
Currently, this beautiful bird is on the list of endangered animals, in danger of extinction.
This is due to the loss of habitat due to deforestation, and to indiscriminate hunting for fur and meat.
The fact that they only lay one egg at a time makes it difficult for the number of this bird to be maintained.
So now, Victoria crown pigeons are found more easily in protected areas than in the wild, they are hardly alive anymore in the wild.
The image of a dove with a Victoria crown is printed on a 100 rupee coin of Indonesia (about 160,000 VND).
It is true that wild nature always hides strange things that we do not know all our lives. Hopefully, people will know how to preserve and preserve so that beautiful birds like this Victoria crown pigeon will last forever.
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