I’ve always called these pigeons a topknot, but when I looked it up just now, I discovered I’m wrong. This is a Crested Pigeon, one of two Australian pigeons with a rigid crest. Apparently, the topknot has a reddish, shaggy, drooping style.
This is a new visitor to my yard. I’ve rarely seen them this side of the footbridge. It has a pink ring about the eye, making it very expressive. I hope to see more of this attractive bird.
Thanks for looking.