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Green-naped Pheasant Pigeon

Otidiphaps nobilis

Quick Facts

Scientific name: Otidiphaps nobilis
Class: Bird
Weight: 1 pound
Life span: 9 to 10 years
Conservation status: Least concern
Number of offspring: 1 egg at a time

About

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.


 

Conservation

Learn more about our efforts, our conservation partners around the world, and the simple steps you can take to contribute.

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