Whatever the cause, I think that the consequence is that pigeons can be overlooked. That is unless that have a headdress like this bird.
This week I give you the crested pigeon - Ocyphaps lophotes. The name means crested swift pigeon, which is correct on both counts. These birds can often be seen on playing fields and dry grasslands.
Unlike a number of birds with a crest, this bird displays the crest almost all the time - although it sometimes lies a little flatter than expected. I can't help but think that the bird looks surprised when it's crest is vertical!
As is often the case with birds that are overlooked, once you take a close look that are rather splendid.
Now it's over to you. It seems that the Linky has a mind of its own at present - so please try to restrict the label on your thumbnail to a name and location, and please don't get upset if I edit it a bit for the sake of presentation. Cheers SM.