A robust pigeon with a sharp black crest. Grey all over with shoulders that have tawny to peach coloured feathers. Wing feathers are barred with glints of green and purple.
Open grasslands near water. Not seen in dense forests. Common throughout most of mainland Australia.
These are one of two Australian pigeons with crests. The other is the Spinifex pigeon. The crested pigeon is often mistakenly called a "topknot" . The real topknot pigeon is a much larger bird. Spotted this bird in a local nature reserve beside a creek. http://www.birdsinbackyards.net/species/...