Tuesday, October 6, 2015

It's Exotic. It's blue. It's...a pigeon?

Czech Republic CZ-662339 received 06-26-2015

Sent by: Redy
From: Brno, Czech Republic
ID number: CZ-662339
Notes: While this bird may look cool and exotic, with its blue feathers and crest on top of its head, it is actually just a pigeon.  However, the Victoria crowned pigeon is not nearly as common as the pigeons you might see hanging out on statues or scavenging for scraps of food on the sidewalk in the United States.  This pigeon, which was named after Queen Victoria, comes from Papua New Guinea, and its conservation status is listed as vulnerable (one level above endangered).  The pigeon shown here does not live in the wild, but rather at the Dvůr Králové Zoo in the Czech Republic.

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