Green-naped pheasant pigeons have a blue chest, a green head, an iridescent green-blue ring around their neck, red rings around their pupils, a bright orange beak, and a copper body. They closely resemble pheasants, particularly with their laterally compressed tail and rounded wings. Parents feed regurgitated crop milk to their young, a common practice for most pigeons.
Interesting Fact 1
Green-naped pheasant pigeons lay one egg at a time. Their incubation period takes four weeks.
Interesting Fact 2
They were named for their pheasant-like behavior—living on the rainforest floor, feeding on fallen seeds and fruits, and flushing when startled.
Interesting Fact 3
Since they avoid human settlements, the little that is known about their behavior comes from observations at zoos.
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