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Breeds after rain in July-December. A platform of twigs is constructed in a shrub or tree up to 5 m high. Both male and female incubate the eggs and care for the young.
Erect black crest.
Has expanded its distribution from inland and western Australia to coastal areas due to human settlement. Absent from dry deserts.
Source: Atlas of Living Australia
One of only two Australian pigeons with an erect crest.
Omnivore, feeding on mainly native seeds as well as those of introduced crops and weeds. Leaves and insects may also be eaten.
Lightly wooded grasslands, farmland, watercourses, croplands, weed-grown paddocks, roadsides, sports grounds, urban areas.
Native to Australia