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Victoria Crowned Pigeon

The Victoria crowned pigeon is the largest living species of pigeon. They are hunted for their meat and feathers. These birds mate for life and both parents care for the young. Pigeons feed their young with a secretion known as "crop milk." Both males and females produce the secretion.

HABITATLowland forests, seasonally flooded and drier forests
DIET Seeds, fruits and insects
LIFE Expectancy15 years

Fun Fact
The national animal symbol for the Bahamas is the flamingo.
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