Meet Victoria Crowned Pigeon – Crowned by Nature as the Largest and Most Beautiful Pigeon

There are a lot of birds out there, each one more distinctive than the other because of their colorful plumage or special characteristics. Unfortunately, a lot of people don’t have the chance to see more kinds of birds, therefore we don’t know much about their existence. Let’s focus on pigeons for example. There are over 300 species of pigeons and doves around the world. I’m sure you can’t even imagine the beautiful colors nature has painted these birds with. Some of them are so unique, it just blows your minds away from their beauty.

Meet Victoria crowned pigeons. The pigeon was named after British monarch Queen Victoria. This beautiful bird has been crowned by nature itself as one of the prettiest birds out there.

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Victoria crowned pigeons are native to the New Guinea region. They have deep blue-grey feathers, a maroon chest, and black circles around their red eyes. However, the most magnificent feature of this bird is its crest with white-tipped feathers.

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Crowned pigeons are known to be larger than other pigeons, but Victoria crowned pigeons, in particular, are the largest surviving species. They weigh up to 7.7 pounds and measure up to 30 inches long. These pigeons feast on figs but is still hard to imagine how much they eat in order to have that weight. To give you a better visual, this pigeon is equal to a medium-sized chicken.

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They are quite friendly birds, but unfortunately they are becoming very rare in the wild. Their beauty might be a course for them, as they ae easily spotted from predators.

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These majestic birds are slowly losing habitat due to logging and are also under threat from people who hunt them for their feathers and meat. In fact, due to excessive hunting, you can rarely find them near populated areas .

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Same Crocodile, Same Place 15 Years Apart- Steve Irwin’s Son Recreates His Father’s Most Iconic Photo

We are living in a world that nothing is guaranteed forever. due to extreme pollution and global warming and harmful thing happening the earth is becoming a big mess. Not only for humans but also for animals. They have been massively going on extinct and unprotected by human harm and evilness.

Nonetheless, the rates of extinction that are currently taking place are actually comparable to the rates that took place when dinosaurs were wiped off of the face of the planet.

However, there is still a ray of hope when it comes to people who actually care about other beings except themselves.

I bet Everyone knows the late, great Steve Irwin. He left behind an incredible legacy. He was a crocodile hunter with a heart of gold. Now, his loved ones are doing their best to carry on the tradition. His children Robert and Bindi have continued their conservation efforts. Irwin’s wife Terri is also heavily involved.

1. Steve Irwin was a crocodile hunter and an activist for wild animal rights.

The Irwin family at the Australia Zoo in June 2006: (L-R) Robert, Terri, Steve, and Bindi
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When we remember steve we see that all he ever wanted was that all the animals in the Australian Zoo where he used to work to be treated with the utmost respect. If these animals are not given the chance to hunt down moving prey, they are more likely to become extinct. That’s why the efforts of trained handlers are important. Without their assistance, the crocodiles are unable to feed in the proper manner.

His son Murray made a recreation photo like his father did but 15 years after a very iconic photo of his father feeding the same crocodile. Now, Robert is the one who is responsible for his welfare. The Instagram post went viral and was liked by every animal lover out there. And Robert hopes he can shed light to everyone about animal rights welfare.

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3. His wife and two childrens are continuing his legacy

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