Papuan Mountain Pigeon
The Papuan mountain pigeon (Gymnophaps albertisii) is a species of bird in the pigeon family, Columbidae. It is found in the Bacan Islands, New Guinea, the D'Entrecasteaux Islands, and the Bismarck Archipelago, where it inhabits primary forest, montane forest, and lowlands. It is a medium-sized species of pigeon, being 33–36 cm long and weighing 259 g on average. Adult males have slate-grey upperparts, chestnut-maroon throats and bellies, whitish breasts, and a pale grey terminal tail band. The lores and orbital region are bright red. Females are similar, but have grayish breasts and grey edges to the throat feathers.
It has a slender appearance with a long tail and wings. Adult males of the nominate subspecies have head and upperparts slate-grey, with chestnut-maroon throats and bellies, whitish breasts, and grey undertail coverts. There is a pale grey terminal band on the tail. The lores and orbital region are bright red, while the bill is pink with a reddish base. The feet are purplish to pinkish-red. Females may have greyish breasts and grey edges to the throat feathers. Juveniles are duller, with dull brown or grey breasts, pale rufous underparts, and chestnut foreheads.