Wonga Pigeon

07th May 2017
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Leucosarcia picata (36 to 40cm)

Should you hear loud clattering wing beats while walking in local woodlands, damp gullies or gardens, you have probably startled this plump wonga pigeon.

Predominantly grey on its back with white V-shaped marks on the breast, it is easy to recognise and its loud, repetitive “wong” call is also very distinctive.

Its nest is a flimsy platform of twigs in the fork of a tree.

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