Wednesday, 23 October 2019


The native Crested Pigeon (Ocyphaps lophotes) is a common bird found widely throughout mainland Australia except for the far northern tropical areas. Only two Australian pigeon species possess an erect crest, the crested pigeon and the spinifex pigeon. The crested pigeon is the larger of the two species, shown here in the Darebin Parklands, a nature reserve in suburban Melbourne.

This post is part of the Wordless Wednesday meme,
and also part of the ABC Wednesday meme.
and also part of the Nature Notes meme.


  1. Prettier than the ones we have in Canada.

  2. In NYC they call them flying rats!

  3. I've never seen one with a spike hairdo - that's pretty neat!
    Thanks for sharing at