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Wonga Pigeon

(Leucosarcia picata [melanoleuca])
Aboriginal name(s): "wonga-wonga"
Size: 35-40 cm
Weight: 300-500 g
Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Wonga Pigeon at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

ADULT

Close-up lateral view of a Wonga Pigeon foraging on the ground (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Moggill Forest Reserve, near Anstead, QLD, August 2017]

Lateral view of a Wonga Pigeon foraging on the ground (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Moggill Forest Reserve, near Anstead, QLD, August 2017]

Lateral view of a Wonga Pigeon foraging on the ground (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Copeland, NSW, February 2013]

Lateral view of a Wonga Pigeon (photo courtesy of L. Scott)
[Toonumbar State Forest, northern NSW, October 2016]

Near-dorsal view of a Wonga Pigeon foraging on the ground (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Moggill Forest Reserve, near Anstead, QLD, August 2017]

Near-dorsal view of a Wonga Pigeon (photo courtesy of L. Scott)
[Toonumbar State Forest, northern NSW, February 2017]

Ventral view of a Wonga Pigeon (photo courtesy of L. Scott)
[Toonumbar State Forest, northern NSW, February 2017]

Behaviour

Wonga Pigeons spend a lot of time foraging on the ground. When flushed, they fly up into the upper canopy with massive wing beats.

Food, Diet

All pigeons and doves are strictly vegetarian. Wonga Pigeons are fruit-eaters.

Call(s)/Song

For this species we have recorded the following call(s)/song. The interpretation of their meaning is our own; comments and suggestions for improvement are welcome.

wonga_20170609.m4a (NE NSW) Contact calls
(in rainy conditions)
© MD

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