Wonga Pigeon (species: Leucosarcia melanoleuca) in Curracabundi NP (Gaia Guide)
Leucosarcia melanoleuca
Wonga Pigeon

©Tom Tarrant: Wonga Pigeon (Leucosarcia melanoleuca)

©Tom Tarrant: Wonga Pigeon (Leucosarcia melanoleuca)

©Tom Tarrant: Wonga Pigeon (Leucosarcia melanoleuca)
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Columbiformes
Family Columbidae
Genus Leucosarcia
Species Leucosarcia melanoleuca
Status least concern



Distinguishing features

The Wonga Pigeon is a large, plump pigeon that has a short neck, broad wings, and a long tail. It has pastel blue-grey back feathers. The head fades to a creamy-white colour. The underside is white with dotted dark grey spots such that a white V can be seen on its chest. They eyes are a dark red-brown colour and they have pink eye-rings that encircle them. Legs are red and the sexes appear identical but immature pigeons are browner with a less distinct V pattern. (Wikipedia)


  • From 38 cm to 45 cm (Length of specimen)


  • Up to 52 cm



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