Pigeons should not be hated. Instead they should be appreciated. Of course you would have to deal with the problems they cause to your house when they swarm, but destroying isn't the appropriate course of action in retribution to the issues they give you. In fact, pigeons should be taken cared of because despite their multitude in population, their species are highly susceptible to endangerment. A sustaining killing routing of these pigeons will eventually lead to the destruction of the species like what happened to one of its family species, the passenger pigeons that were once the most numerous birds in the world now reduced to extinction.
In this article we will talk about one of the several endangered species of pigeons on the planet. It is important that we get to know these species of pigeons so that we will be able to identify them once we see them. Identifying them would prevent us from taking any dangerous actions and as well as prevent others who will as well. We will be talking about the crested pigeons that are endemic in Australia.
The Crested Pigeons
Crested pigeons are not really that large of a pigeon as their sizes could only range from 30-35 cm and they could only weigh from 120-230 grams. They are widespread in their range; however, the number of their species is considerably reduced in the outside of their natural habitats. Also, their total number of species is relatively small and should still be considered as nearly endangered therefore, actions that threaten the species should be curbed. Like what was said earlier, crested pigeons are endemic to the Australian continent.
Often the side of its neck as well as its breast are colored lightly with vinous pink. They have vents that are buffy-grey color. The coverts of their undertail are much more dark grey.
The head of a crested pigeon is colored with soft grey in some of its parts and has a conspicuously long crest (thus the name). The crest is colored grey in its base and black on its tip. Usually the crest is erect and the nape is colored dark grey. The color of their bill would be grey to black with a grey base. The color of their eyes is orange with a pinkish red ring outside.
Crested pigeons can often be found inhabiting in dry grasslands near some water deposits which can be a source of sustenance water. They also live in dry open woodlands, often near Eucalyptus trees and some water deposits. Crested pigeon don't like humid, moister environments and would not like damp surroundings. They also drift away from places with arid terrestrials with no or less trees around. However, crested pigeons are able to live through the urban areas of Australia and they have somehow well adapted in the certain disturbed environments.
The crested pigeons can be found in almost all places in Australia but they are most common in the Kangaroo Islands wherein they find the island as the most suitable habitat for them to live in.