Common in open habitats throughout most of mainland
Australia. Feeds exclusively on the ground; runs on short legs crest bobbing.
Take-off accompanied by distinctive, loud
whistle of wings.
The Australian Bird Guide, Peter Menkhorst et al
|Classifications:||Bird, forest and grassland|
|Family:||Columbidae (Pigeons & Doves)|
|Information sources:||Photo taken by Robert Werner at Bowen|