Common/Western Crowned Pigeon Goura cristata

Common Crowned Pigeon
Western Crowned Pigeon
The Common or Western Crowned Pigeon is one of four species of Crowned Pigeons. It is not very "common" and comes from lowland forests of Irian Jaya/West Papua, Indonesia.
Common Crowned Pigeon
Common Crowned Pigeon
It does not have feathered tips to its crest like the Victoria, it has no black chinstrap and does not have a maroon chest or under-parts, only a top mantle.
Common Crowned Pigeon
Common Crowned Pigeon
Common Crowned Pigeon
Male and female have similar plumage.
Common Crowned Pigeon
Common Crowned Pigeon
Common Crowned Pigeon
Hunting for its lacy plumes, for meat and for captive trade in addition to habitat destruction have made it vulnerable.
 

Southern/Scheepmaker's and Sclater's Crowned Pigeons
Goura scheepmakeri/sclaterii

Southern Crowned Pigeon
Southern Crowned Pigeon
The Southern or Scheepmaker's Crowned Pigeon is one of four species of Crowned Pigeons. Sclater's Crowned Pigeon was previously included with Scheepmaker's but has been split out as a separate species around 2015. DNA studies in 2018 place it closer to its Western relative above. Both are native to lowland forests of southern New Guinea. They are one of the three largest pigeons in the world at some 75 cm (nearly 30 inches) length; the other is their relative the Victoria Crowned Pigeon which some claim is larger.
Scheepmaker's Crowned Pigeon
Southern Crowned Pigeon
Southern Crowned Pigeon
They do not have feathered tips to their crests like the Victoria and no white on the crest. They ahve no black chinstrap. They have a maroon chest that comes all the way up to the front of the neck, unlike the other Crowned Pigeons. The white wing bar is broader than the Common above and whiter than the Victoria. Male and female have similar plumage.
Scheepmaker's Crowned Pigeon
Southern Crowned Pigeon
Southern Crowned Pigeon
Hunting for their lacy plumes, for meat and for captive trade in addition to habitat destruction have made them vulnerable.