Scheepmaker’s Crowned Pigeon
Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.
Rainforest and Forest
25 years in captivity
Omnivore; they eat fallen fruits and seeds from trees and bushes, they also eat snails.
Extinct in the Wild
World title holder
These birds belong to the pigeon family. On average, they grow up to 28 inches in length and wighs about 2.25 kilograms. This makes them one of the world’s largest pigeons.
Humans tame these birds, or heavily hunted for their meat and plumes. That is why their population is going down and they’re listed as vulnerable by the IUCN. They have a beautiful blue ornate ‘crown’ of feathers on their head and a deep purple breast, that is why people hunt them for their plumes.