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Victoria Crowned Pigeon

Goura victoria

Notes:

Visited Ahe Island, West Papua 3 times. First trip was in May 2011 and third trip in November 2012. The locals used to eat them and it is a delicacy to them. However, due to the tourism potential to this remote island of Ahe, the Resort Manager was able to tell the workers to stop eating the birds from the Island. On my third visit in November 2012, I can see many of this birds roaming around freely :)



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5 Comments

AlbertKang
AlbertKang 5 years ago

Thanks, @blaise, @Gilma & @Lauren :)

Yes, @curt, sometimes tourism helps when the locals realized the money the wild life attraction can brings against the outright consumption of the animal.
To the locals, this birds are a delicacy but the potential tourism money brings to them means a continuous source of income :)

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 5 years ago

Spectacular!

curtcollinsii
curtcollinsii 5 years ago

The national Aviary here in Pittsburgh has a pair of these birds. You are lucky to be able to see them in the wild. Glad to hear the locals have stopped eating them.

WOW!! what a pretty bird, thank you for sharing, AlbertKang.

blaise
blaise 5 years ago

beautiful!

AlbertKang
Spotted by
AlbertKang

Indonesia

Lat: -3.09, Long: 135.57

Spotted on Nov 4, 2012
Submitted on Dec 18, 2013

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