Definition of crowned pigeon in English:

crowned pigeon


  • The largest known pigeon, which has mainly bluish plumage and a tall, erect crest, and is found in New Guinea.

    • ‘There was a large enclosure near the parking area that contained a pair of Eclectus Parrots, a pair of Sulphur-crested Cockatoos, and several crowned pigeons.’
    • ‘Other modern representatives include the crowned pigeons of New Guinea and the tooth-billed pigeon of Samoa.’
    • ‘You can get your fill of toucans, hornbills, crowned pigeons, green pigeons (which are beautifully coloured), birds of paradise, parrots et al, but really it is not so different from any modern conventional zoo.’
    • ‘Giant crowned pigeons, small wallaby kangaroos, cassowary birds, tree kangaroos, and wild boars are abundant within an hour's walk of the village.’