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Magnificent Ground Pigeon
03-AUG-2003 Copyright 2003 Robert

Magnificent Ground Pigeon

Jurong Birdpark, Singapore

Scientific Name: Otidiphaps nobilis Gould, 1870).

A large ground-dwelling pigeon. In general appearance it is suggestive of a pheasant except for the typical pigeon head. Body is plump & compact, the wings short & rounded.
The tail is "laterally" flat. This bird is endemic to New Guinea, as well as many of the islands around it, including Papua New Guinea It is generally found in the hills and
mountains, at heights of up to 4,000 feet.



For backyard feeders: try Birds-Out-Back.


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frommnik28-May-2011 10:39
Wow. The pigeons here (Southwest U.S.) aren't anywhere near this colorful. Are these MGPs considered pests?