The Southern Crowned Pigeon is a type of pigeon with lace-like feathers on its head. People hunt it for food and its numbers have become smaller. In addition, its forest habitat is shrinking because of deforestation. It is in great danger.
Body length: 65-75cm
(Source: Doubutsu Sekai-isan* Red Data Animals Kodansha) (*World Animal Heritage)
The Southern Crowned Pigeon lives in the Indonesian islands.
The Southern Crowned Pigeon eats bugs, fruit, and seeds. It searches for food on the ground and not in the trees.
The Southern Crowned Pigeon is mostly active on ground and doesn't fly. It's like a chicken! At night it sleeps in the trees.
It's a big bird, so it has lots of meat on it
On its head it has lacy feathers. It doesn't fly, so during the daytime, it stays on the ground. Compared to regular pigeons, the Southern Crowned Pigeon is several sizes larger. Because it has a lot of meat, people have been hunting them as a food source for a long time. That's why the Southern Crowned Pigeon's numbers have become so small.
Because of deforestation, the Southern Crowned Pigeon is in a pinch...
Even if the unusual Southern Crowned Pigeon becomes peoples 'pets, the hunters will still hunt them. Also, there are many pigeons that have lost their homes. They have no way to get food since the forests are being cut down by people. In addition, the roads people use to transport lumber on, allow more and more people to come in to hunt the Southern Crowned Pigeon.
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