Not only is this the largest pigeon in the world, but I think also the prettiest. This beautiful pigeon is known by the name Victoria Crowned Pigeon; it was named after the British monarch, Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom.
This pigeon comes in a variety of blues and greys, and is very easy to spot, just look for the unusual crest, most have white tips. Home for this pigeon is in Northern New Guinea and surrounding Islands, mainly in wetlands and swamp areas. They have the most unique mating call, it is officially known as “booming” but it sounds like someone knocking. I was able to find a video with the sound, it is the 2nd video.
Unfortunately this bird is classed as Vulnerable and is on the IUCN red list of Threatened Species.