Australian Museum Journal On a variety of Goura coronata

Shortform:
North, 1906, Rec. Aust. Mus. 6(3): 230
Author(s):
North, Alfred J.
Year published:
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
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (76kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (182kb PDF)

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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