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Tahbilk Wetlands and Wildlife Reserve
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Columbiformes > Columbidae

Crested Pigeon

Ocyphaps lophotes

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Identification

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A common gray pigeon that is easily identified by the long pointed crest on the top of its head. Mostly pale gray with bright iridescence on wings. Feeds only on the ground. Takes flight with noisy wing-claps, and in flight has a wing-whistle which makes it sound like a wind-up toy. Common in open habitats and is often present in suburban areas.

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