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Sclater's Crowned Pigeon

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Photo © by Geoff JonesEkame Lodge, Papua New Guinea, September 2009
Photo © by Geoff Jones
Ekame Lodge, Papua New Guinea, September 2009
Goura sclateri


[edit] Identification


  • Blue-grey plumage
  • White wing-patch, bordered above my maroon lesser and median coverts
  • Blue lacy crests
  • Red iris
  • Deep maroon breast becoming grey-blue on lower breast and belly
  • Sexes similar

[edit] Distribution

Southern New Guinea.
From Mimika River east to Fly River and Strickland River (maybe even to Hegigo River). Identity of birds between Fly River and Purari river unsure, either this species or Scheepmaker's Crowned Pigeon.

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species.
Formerly considered conspecific with Scheepmaker's Crowned Pigeon under the name Southern Crowned Pigeon.

[edit] Habitat

Lowland forests.

[edit] Behaviour


[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from

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