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Fauna of Central Australia

Spinifex Pigeon (Geophaps plumifera)

Common names: Red Spinifex, Plumed Pigeon

The Spinifex Pigeon is a rusty/bluff coloured, medium to small plump bird with a tall upright crest and black and buff crescentric bars on the upper parts of the body and wings. They have a conspicuous red patch across the eyes.

The habitat is usually in spinifex and rocky ranges, gorges, even in hilly sandy ridge regions. Never far from water. Mainly in Central Australia, northern parts of Western Australia, Northern Territory and outback Queensland regions.

We have seen them at Kings Canyon in the Watarrka National Park, the off-road track en-route to the Birthday Waterhole and the Alice Springs Desert Park.

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Birds in Central Australia
Spinifex Pigeon (Geophaps plumifera)

Spinifex Pigeon (Geophaps plumifera)

Spinifex Pigeon (Geophaps plumifera)

Spinifex Pigeon (Geophaps plumifera)

More information can be seen in the Fauna section: Spinifex Pigeon.
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