Topknot Pigeons

I spotted these guys in our palm trees today and grabbed the old S2IS as it's the longest zoom I have at the moment to get a better look.

I'm not sure what these pigeons are as they're not in the Wildlife of Greater Brisbane book. Anyone have any ideas ?

Update - ID'd as Topknot Pigeons.

View all photos taken: Wednesday, 28th November 2007, This photo: 10:31am

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  • FrAcTuReD...fOtOs said:
    Hi David
    I consulted my Field Guide to Aussie birds and learnt something. The birds are Topknot pigeons. Size 40-46cm Voice: Occasional sharp screech.

    The ones that are commonly called Topknot pigeons are actually Crested pigeons. The ones that are pinky grey in colour with an upright black crest.
  • looby88 said:
    topknot pigeon ?

    I had no real idea, but had a look on google, put up this suggestion to find I had been beaten to it !!
  • ronnietan said:
    they sure have a stylish hair-do
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Jeff, I thought it might have been a topknot, but didn't have a reference to confirm that (of course that's a silly thing to say sitting in front of a computer on the internet, but well... there you go). The size sounds right, they're quite large (as pigeons go).

    Sure is :)

    Quite so, but maybe a little dated... either that or they're big Elvis fans ;-)
  • Ian Mc1 said:
    Neat capture David.
    S2 is still a good back-up camera.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Ian :) Yeah, the S2 is still handy.