Abstract

While the Curator was engaged in re-arranging the foreign bird collection, he brought under my notice a mounted specimen of Goura coronate which was entirely different from another typical example of this species in a different part of the case. The specimen under consideration is in markings and size similar to the well-known form of Crowned Pigeon, but almost the entire plumage, except the white wing-speculum and apical tail-band, had a distinct blackish wash, only a few small places about the head, breast, wings and tail revealing here and there the bluish slaty-grey plumage, the chestnut tips of the upper wing-coverts and band across the back, also being much darker. The locality of the specimen is unknown, and after a careful comparison I concluded it was a melanistie variety of Goura coronate.

 
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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
North, 1906, Rec. Aust. Mus. 6(3): 230
Author
Alfred J. North
Year
1906
Title
On a variety of Goura coronata
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
6
Issue
3
Start Page
230
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.6.1906.1003
Language
English
Date Published
19 June 1906
Cover Date
19 June 1906
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Digitized
06 August 2009
Reference Number
1003
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