Wonga Pigeons

Leucosarcia melanoleuca

Wonga Pigeon

Their range in eastern Australia runs from near Cairns in Queensland down to eastern Victoria, preferring rain forest habitats.

If disturbed they produce explosive wing-claps when taking off.

The call is a loud, high-pitched coo repeated over and over and over. Ed. note: I was near one for half an hour and it never shut up. One of the most annoying bird calls I've ever encountered.

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Another captive individual

This is the Wonga Pigeon mentioned above, that wouldn't stop calling



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