I LIVE IN AUSTRALIA
The green-naped pheasant pigeon is primarily native to the rainforests of New Guinea, as well as other neighboring islands. They are most often found in hilly and low mountain areas.
I AM AN HERBIVORE
This species of bird is known to eat fallen fruits and seeds. The green-naped pheasant pigeon spends a lot of time foraging for food on the rain forest floor.
GREEN-NAPED PHEASANT PIGEONS ARE SOCIAL
Green-naped pheasant pigeons are somewhat social birds; they often live, feed, and roost together in small groups. When taking care of young, both adults take turns incubating the eggs.
LOOK FOR THE GREEN
The green-naped pheasant pigeon is most notably known for the green feathers covering the back of their necks. They are closely related to other pheasant pigeons such as the black-naped and white-naped pheasant pigeons, who are named for the same reason.
HELPING THE GREEN-NAPED PHEASANT PIGEON IN THE WILD
The green-naped pheasant pigeons at the Zoo are enrolled in the Species Survival Plan (SSP). SSP is a program implemented by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) to help ensure a genetically viable population exists.
I AM IMPORTANT TO MY ECOSYSTEM
Green-naped pheasant pigeons play a role in seed dispersal in their ecosystem, something that aids in boosting biodiversity in the environment.