Victoria Crowned-pigeon (Goura victoria) - HBW 4, p. 189
French: Goura de Victoria
Spanish: Gura Victoria
Other common names: Victoria/White-tipped Goura, White-tipped Crowned-pigeon
Taxonomy: Lophyrus Victoria Fraser, 1844, islands in Geelvink Bay, New Guinea.
Members of genus unique amongst pigeons in having no gallbladder; also lack oil-gland and have reticulate scaling on the strong, thick legs; 16 rectrices; they have no obvious close relatives. Present species hybridizes with G. cristata along R Siriwo in NW New Guinea. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- victoria (Fraser, 1844) - Yapen and Biak in Geelvink Bay.
- beccarii Salvadori, 1876 - N New Guinea from R Siriwo E to Astrolobe and Collingwood Bays.
- Vulnerable Enlarge map
VideosSee all 12 videos
A bird perched in a tree. Locality Nimbokrang Forest, Jayapura Regency, West Papua (Indonesia), New Guinea (ssp beccarii)
Carmelo López 16 October 2012 3 years ago 47 sec 4.8
A bird walking and picking up pebbles Locality National Aviary, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA (United States)
Josep del Hoyo 13 August 2001 9 years ago 28 sec 4.7
A bird displaying close to another one Locality Taman Burung, Taman Mini Indonesia Indah, Jakarta, Java (Indonesia)
Josep del Hoyo 26 July 2007 8 years ago 41 sec 4.6
An adult bird perched on a branch, resting, and a close-up of its head. Locality Jurong Bird Park, Singapore
Josep del Hoyo 18 October 2011 4 years ago 16 sec 4.5
An adult with its chick of 47 days Locality Bronx Zoo, New York City, New York, USA (United States)
Josep del Hoyo 29 June 2005 9 years ago 33 sec 4.4
birds in the zoo. Locality Central Park Zoo, Central Park, New York City, New York, USA (United States)
Antonio Silveira 12 May 2011 1 year ago 30 sec 4
PhotosSee all 28 photos
A bird perched on a branch.
Locality Nimbokrang Forest, Jayapura Regency, West Papua (Indonesia), New Guinea (ssp beccarii)
Carmelo López 16 October 2012 3 years ago 4.4
An adult bird portrait
Locality Bronx Zoo, New York City, New York, USA (United States)
raniero massoli-novelli 15 November 2005 1 year ago 4.3
A bird on the ground
Locality Kuala Lumpur, Peninsular Malaysia
hythumm 10 August 2013 2 years ago 4
Portrait of an adult.
Locality Barcelona Zoo, Barcelona, Barcelona Province, Catalonia, Spain
Alberto Soria 6 March 2010 6 years ago 4
Locality Toronto Zoo, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Miriam Bauman 8 August 2010 5 years ago 3.9
A captivity adult in the Butterfly Park.
Locality Castelló d'Empúries, Girona Province, Catalonia, Spain
Carles Martorell 24 June 2013 2 years ago 3.8
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