The White-headed Pigeon is endemic to rainforests
in eastern Australia.
It is a close relative of the domesticated pigeon
and is of similar size and shape.
· In forests this pigeon is difficult to observe. By contrast, round towns and farms it may form large flocks to feed, especially on fallen fruits of the exotic Camphor Laurel. Regular sites include Yungaburra, Malanda and Atherton.
· When nesting, it is detected most readily by its loud booming calls.
· The nests of
many pigeons and doves seem to consist of not much more than a
· Small numbers are regularly seen overflying the rainforest clearing at Chambers Wildlife Rainforest Lodge .