Beautiful mounted Victoria crowned pigeon (Goura victoria). The bird is mounted on an antique marble ornament.
Dimensions: 70 x 26 x 36 cm
The Victoria crowned pigeon (Goura victoria) is a large, bluish-grey pigeon with elegant blue lace-like crests, maroon breast and red irises. It is part of a genus (Goura) of four unique, very large, ground-dwelling pigeons native to the New Guinea region. The bird may be easily recognized by the unique white tips on its crests and by its deep 'whooping' sounds made while calling.Its name commemorates the British monarch Queen Victoria.