Pheasant pigeon

At the Cincinnati Zoo in World of the Insect

Living and feeding on the forest floor like a pheasant, the white-naped pheasant pigeon (Otidiphaps nobilis aruensis) flushes noisily when disturbed. Other than its typical pigeon head, it resembles more a small ground fowl. Its long moaning coo, also uncharacteristic of a pigeon, carries a long distance through the forest.


  • Where to see them: New Guinea
  • Length: 18 in
  • Habitat: Rainforest
  • Diet: Seeds and fruits
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