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Wonga Pigeon

Wonga Pigeon
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Copyright: Pierre Heimann (heimann2) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 430 W: 10 N: 494] (4536)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2003-06-20
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony DCR-TRV730E
Exposure: f/4.8
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-05-17 6:37
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Points: 0
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One of the biggest pigeons and often on the ground.
The Wonga Pigeon Leucosarcia melanoleuca is a pigeon that inhabits areas in eastern Australia with its range being from Central Queensland to Gippsland, eastern Victoria, Australia.
The Wonga Pigeon is a large, plump pigeon that has a short neck, broad wings, and a long tail. Its length varies from 38 to 40 centimetres (15.2 to 16 inches). They are very elusive birds and are only often heard, producing explosive wing claps when disturbed. They tend to occur on the ground forraging and are located in rainforests, wet eucalypt forests, coastal forests, picnic areas, walking tracks, carparks and gardens. Their diet consists of fruit, berries, seeds from native forest trees and the odd insect.

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