Genus Microgoura


Choiseul Crested Pigeon - This species had a length of approximately 30 cm, roughly the size of a chicken. On the top of the head was a dark bluish crest similar to the Crowned Pigeons of Papua New Guinea. The forehead and the front of the face were black, the rest of the head was sparsely pinnate with a reddish hue. Mantle and breast had a dark blueish colour with a brown tinge on the lower back.

Order : Columbiformes
Family : Columbidae
Genus : Microgoura