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Crested Pigeon Distribution Crested Pigeon on Ground Crested Pigeon on Ground
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Date & Time: 1 January 2002 10:33
Place: Braeside Park

Crested Pigeon on Ground Crested Pigeon on Ground
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Date & Time: 24 January 2006 12:20
Place: Braeside Park

Crested Pigeon on Ground Crested Pigeon on Ground
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Date & Time: 9 November 2006 7:40
Place: Braeside Park

Most places around Australia, particularly urban areas, are infested with the feral Rock Dove or Turtle Dove. I have noticed that in many parks in my area however there are quite a few of this Crested Pigeon.

These seed-eaters can be found through much of Australia in grasslands. In the second photo you can see their shimmering metallic green to purple patch on their wings.

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