Pigeon

There are over 300 species of pigeons and doves.  They build relatively flimsy nest from sticks and other debris which may be in trees, on ledges or on the ground.

They lay one or two eggs and both parents care for the young which leave the nest after 7 – 28 days.

We have 13 species from the Red Turtle Dove to the Nicobar Pigeon and from habitats ranging from Desert to Tropical Forests.

Emerald Dove

Chalcophaps indica

This is a common species in rainforest and similar dense wet woodlands, farms, gardens, mangroves and coastal heaths. It builds a scant stick nest in a tree up to five metres and lays two cream-coloured eggs. Breeding tends to occur in Australia spring or early summer in southeastern Australia and...

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Pied Imperial Pigeon

Ducula bicolor

It is often known as the Nutmeg Pigeon.Fairly distinctive with its black and white colouration.  Unlike our Wood Pigeon which spends most of its time feeding from the ground, this species will take all its food from the tree.They congregate in small parties when searching for food or roosting.Like most...

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