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Victoria Crowned Pigeon

Goura victoria

Quick Facts

Scientific name: Goura victoria
Class: Bird
Weight: 5 to 7 pounds
Conservation status: Near threatened
Life span: 15 to 20 years
Number of offspring: 1 to 2 eggs at a time


I Live In Asia

The Victoria crowned pigeon is native to lowland rain forests in New Guinea, an island located in the eastern Malay Archipelago.

I Am An Insectivore

This avian species is known to eat various insects and other invertebrates, as well as fruits and seeds. They spend a lot of time foraging for food on the rain forest floor.

Victoria Crowned Pigeons are Social

Victoria crowned pigeons are somewhat social birds; they often live, feed, and roost together in small groups of 2-10 individuals. In human care, Victoria crowned pigeons are often housed in pairs.


This vibrant blue bird species was named in honor of the late British monarch, Queen Victoria.

Helping Victoria Crowned Pigeons in the Wild

The Victoria crowned pigeons at the Zoo is 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

Victoria crowned pigeons play a role in seed dispersal, as well as keeping certain insect populations in check.


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