The Victoria Crowned - The Largest Pigeon in the World

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Possibly the most beautiful pigeon too, the Victoria Crowned is not at all what you might expect when used to the hordes that haunt our towns and cities.  Thanks to the Dodo becoming defunct, these turkey sized blue niceys are the largest pigeon on the planet.  They have a rather odd secret too.  Birds don't produce milk to feed their young, right? Well, these do! Unfortunately, these birds seem to be dying out in the wild for several reasons. The facts that they 1. aren't afraid of people and 2. taste good do not bode well for their survival.

http://scienceray.com/biology/zoology/the-largest-pigeon-in-the-world-the-victoria-crowned-pigeon/

From the Upcoming ueue, submitted by taliesyn30.

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It's quite stunning in colour...and it produces milk?! What?! Save these guys and not those rats with wings we have in the cities!
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Wow, what a beautiful bird. Such a shame that they're endangered though :( Hopefully the breeding programs, will help make it common again.
Hard to get a sense of its size from the photos, but the size of a turkey.... wow. That is one big pigeon!
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