Victoria Crowned Pigeon Hatches At Zoo Miami

An adult Victoria Crowned Pigeon. (Source: Zoo Miami/Ron Magill)
Victoria Crowned Pigeon 1a An adult Victoria Crowned Pigeon. (Source: Zoo Miami/Ron Magill)
Victoria crowned pigeons are the world’s largest living pigeons reaching a length of nearly 30 inches and weighing close to five pounds. (Source: Ron Magill/Zoo Miami)
Victoria Crowned Pigeon 4a Victoria crowned pigeons are the world’s largest living pigeons reaching a length of nearly 30 inches and weighing close to five pounds. (Source: Ron Magill/Zoo Miami)
The single chick hatched on November 30th after being artificially incubated in the zoo’s brooder building for 28 days.  (Source: Ron Magill/Zoo Miami)
Victoria Crowned Pigeon 18 days 1a The single chick hatched on November 30th after being artificially incubated in the zoo’s brooder building for 28 days. (Source: Ron Magill/Zoo Miami)
They are one of the closest living relatives of the now extinct Dodo bird.  (Source: Ron Magill/Zoo Miami)
Victoria Crowned Pigeon 18 days 2a They are one of the closest living relatives of the now extinct Dodo bird. (Source: Ron Magill/Zoo Miami)
Found in the lowland forests of New Guinea and portions of Indonesia, these stunning birds are threatened by deforestation for logging as well as hunting for food and their ornate feathers. (Source: Ron Magill/Zoo Miami)
Victoria Crowned Pigeon 18 days 3a Found in the lowland forests of New Guinea and portions of Indonesia, these stunning birds are threatened by deforestation for logging as well as hunting for food and their ornate feathers. (Source: Ron Magill/Zoo Miami)
They are found in small flocks on the forest floor foraging for seeds, fruit and snails.  (Source: Ron Magill/Zoo Miami)
Victoria Crowned Pigeon 18 days 5a They are found in small flocks on the forest floor foraging for seeds, fruit and snails. (Source: Ron Magill/Zoo Miami)
This is the chick at 18 days old.  (Source: Ron Magill/Zoo Miami)
Victoria Crowned Pigeon 18 days 6a This is the chick at 18 days old. (Source: Ron Magill/Zoo Miami)
Once this chick is weaned, the hope is to introduce it into Zoo Miami’s “Wings of Asia” aviary exhibit.  (Source: Ron Magill/Zoo Miami)
Victoria Crowned Pigeon 18 days a Once this chick is weaned, the hope is to introduce it into Zoo Miami’s “Wings of Asia” aviary exhibit. (Source: Ron Magill/Zoo Miami)
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