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Australian Crested dove (Ocyphaps lophotes)

Australian Crested doves look like they have Mohawks because some of their head feathers  stick straight up! Our doves are mellow birds who don’t object to sharing an aviary with other birds. We got our first Australian Crested doves more than 15 years ago, and our original pair are still going strong.

Australian Crested doves are delightful birds. They are fairly quiet, but like every bird, have personalities that differ from individual to individual.