Crested Pigeon

Ocyphaps lophotes

Crested pigeons make a distinct whistling sound when startled into flight but with noisy wings, not voices. Each wing has a modified feather which produces the unique high-pitched sound. Identical in appearance, males and females share parental duties. They take turns sitting on the eggs and both feed the chicks, called squabs, crop milk.


Found At


Least Concern

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