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Green-Naped Pheasant Pigeon Fact Sheet

  • Latin Name

    Otisiphaps nobilis nobilis
  • Class

  • Order

  • Range

    New Guinea

  • Status

    Common. Lincoln Park Zoo participates in the Green-Naped Pheasant Pigeon Species Survival Plan®, a shared conservation effort by zoos throughout the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

  • Habitat

    Rain forest

  • Niche

    The species gets its name from its pheasant-like behavior: it lives on the rain forest floor, feeding on fallen seeds and fruits.

  • Life History

    Green-naped pheasant pigeons lay one egg at a time in nests built beneath bushes and trees.


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