Crested Pigeon

Zoo Location: Desert House
 Crested Pigeon

The crested pigeon is native to lightly wooded grasslands of Australia.

Wild Diet

They eat a mix of seeds, crops, weeds and insects.


A sociable bird that can be seen in pairs and small flocks. It takes off with a whistling sound as the air rushes over their wings.


Males will perform a display flight and bow to the female. Pigeons notoriously make terrible nests out of haphazard twigs. Two eggs will hatch after 2.5 weeks and chicks will fledge after 1 to 2 weeks.

 Crested Pigeon


  • Latin Name: Ocyphaps lophotes
  • Class: Birds
  • Order: Columbiformes
  • Family: Columbidae
  • Conservation status: Least Concern
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