Columba leucomela

The white-headed pigeon is native to Australia and found along the east coast.  The male has a white head, neck and breast.  The tail, wings and back are dark grey to black, with some green iridescence and a touch of pink on the back.  Females have a grey cap and some mottling, and juveniles are similar to the females.  The bill is pink with a yellowish tip, and eye ring and legs are pink.  The nest is a twiggy platform in the trees.

At Crater Lakes, I see them either alone or in pairs, sometimes foraging on the ground, or sitting quietly in the trees.  They are easily startled.

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