Zenfolio | Roger MacKertich Photography | Wonga Pigeon

When seen from above, the plumage of the Wonga Pigeon is a drab grey. However, when see front-on, the bird appears to be wearing a white scarf wrapped around its neck; and when viewed from below, its white underparts are attractively patterned with row upon row of dozens of tiny crescentic shapes. Often, when the bird lands on a branch, it will tilt itself forward, raising its tail to reveal these half-moon markings, which are said to make the bird resemble a piece of broken dead wood.
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